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73% of Covid deaths are of people with comorbidities, says Health Ministry

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The Centre on Tuesday said India is far away from the peak of COVID-19 spread and its preventive measures have been “very effective”, putting it in a much better position in comparison with other countries. This comes even as the coronavirus infections neared the 2 lakh-mark on Tuesday of which 97,581 are active cases, while 5598 deaths have been reported.

In a press conference, Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said one in every two COVID-19 deaths in India has been of senior citizens who constitute 10 per cent of the total population, while 73 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in the country are of people with comorbidities.

India will get back its growth after the coronavirus lockdown and is already on that path with ‘Unlock phase-1’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, addressing the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Annual Session 2020. Stressing on the need for self-reliance, PM Modi said, “World is looking for a trusted, reliable partner; India has potential, strength, ability. India now needs to manufacture products that are ‘made in India’ but ‘made for the world’.” He said that strengthening the economy is one of the top priorities alongside fighting coronavirus.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also launched a mobile app for information on the availability of beds and ventilators in the city’s COVID designated hospitals. Called ‘Delhi Corona’, the CM said, the app will help in reducing the ‘information gap’ in the capital.

Over 95,000 patients have been discharged. India is currently on the 7th spot on the global list of countries worst-hit by Covid-19. Globally, over 6.2 million cases have been reported, while 3.75 lakh people have succumbed to the infection. The United States continues to be the worst-affected nation.

Indian express

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