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Coronavirus LIVE: ICMR issues advisory for rapid antibody-based blood tests

India reported 601 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours to take overall numbers to 3072, said the government on Saturday as it advised people to use “homemade face covers” when stepping out. The death toll has now mounted to 75.
At least 42 per cent cases are among people between 21-40 years of age and 32 per cent in the 41-60 year category, said Lav Agarwal, joint secretary in the health ministry. Nine per cent cases are in the 0-20 year bracket and 17 per cent are above 60 years. As many 68 people have died of the disease in India till now, according to the ministry.
As many 1023 cases in 17 states were related to the Tablighi Jamaat, said Agarwal, referring to an Islamic group’s congregation in Delhi in mid-March.
Coronavirus world update: The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 60,000 people worldwide, nearly three quarters of them in Europe, according to a tally compiled by AFP on Saturday. A total of 60,457 deaths have been recorded, including 44,132 in Europe, the continent worst hit by the virus. With 14,681 deaths, Italy is the country with the highest death toll, followed by Spain (11,744), the United States (7,159), France (6,507) and Britain (4,313).
Source : Business Standard

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