1,023 Covid-19 cases linked Tablighi Jamaat: Govt

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NEWDELHI, 4th Apr: The government on Saturday said 1,023 Covid-19-positive cases across 17 states — constituting nearly 30 per cent of the total cases in the country so far— were linked to Tablighi Jamaat event. It further added that around 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat workers and their contacts had so far been quarantined across the country “as part of a massive effort”.
“So far 1,023 positive cases linked epidemiologically to Tablighi Jamaat have been found across 17 states,” health ministry official Lav Agarwal stated at a media briefing here..
“So among all the Covid-19 cases that have come so far, nearly 30 per cent are linked to one place where we could not understand it and manage it,” Agarwal said while underlining the importance of ensuring stringent efforts at all levels as well as coordinated action.
Meanwhile, the number of novel coronavirus cases crossed the 3,000-mark on Saturday after 525 fresh infections, the highest in a 24-hour span, were reported across the country, while 13 new fatalities took the death toll to 75, the Union health ministry said.
The number of active Covid-19 cases stands at 2,784, while 212 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.
The death toll rose to 75 after 13 fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 3,072, including 57 foreign nationals, according to the ministry data.


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