The number of coronavirus cases rises to 903 in Delhi, the death toll rises to 14: authorities

NEW DELHI: The number of cases rose to 903 and the number of deaths rose to 14 in the national capital on Friday, with 183 new cases and two deaths reported in one day, according to Delhi government officials.

Of the total cases, 584 are related to a religious congregation that took place in Nizamuddin in March.

According to government officials, the number of COVID-19 hot spots in Delhi is now 30, where containment measures are being taken. The number was at 25 until Thursday. The new hotspots include areas in Nabi Karim and, officials said.

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The number of COVID-19 cases was 720 in the city on Thursday, including 12 deaths.

Of the total cases, 26 have been discharged and one has migrated outside the country, authorities said.

According to the Delhi health department, 269 of the cases are people who traveled abroad or came into contact with the affected people and 584 came from the Markaz center in Nizamuddin.

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Of the 183 new cases reported Friday, 154 were related to the religious congregation, the department said in a statement.

The sources said that about 120 people from Markaz are in a quarantine facility in the Gulabi Bagh area and 52 of them have tested positive for the dreaded virus so far.

More than 2,000 delegates, including from Indonesia and Malaysia, attended the congregation from March 1 to March 15, officials said Monday, as the southern Delhi neighborhood was practically sealed earlier for fear that some people there had contracted COVID- 19.

Civic authorities have carried out a massive disinfection and disinfection campaign in Nizamuddin in recent days, using drones and other measures.

According to the health department, of the 903 cases registered so far, 862 are admitted to various hospitals, including Hospital, GTB Hospital, RML Hospital, Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) and AIIMS, Jhajjhar.

The number of COVID-19 samples sent for testing to date is 11,061, the department said.

He added that up to 2,565 patients remain in quarantine at various government facilities.

Up to 23,373 people, who came into contact with the affected people, are under house quarantine and 7,119 have completed their 14-day quarantine period, the department said.

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