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Coronavirus: COVID-19 cases in India rise to 12,759, death toll at 420

India’s COVID-19 count has increased to 12,759.

As many as 420 people passed away due to coronavirus infection since the outbreak came into light.

There are 10,824 coronavirus active patients in the country, according to ministry of health and welfare. At least, 1,514 people have recovered from the disease.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a public advisory for safe drinking water practices during the lockdown. The public health departments has been advised to augment water supplies with special focus on relief camps and for vulnerable sections of the society. Appropriate use of chlorine tablets, bleaching powder and hypochlorite solution is also advised.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also issued a detailed guideline to all the States / UTs on enabling delivery of essential health care services to meet the unprecedented demand on the current healthcare system during the outbreak.

These services include maternal child health, prevention and management of communicable health diseases, treatment of chronic diseases to avoid complications and addressing emergencies.

It is also been advised that these services should be provided while ensuring safety for healthcare workers. Besides COVID-19 dedicated facilities, remaining facilities shall continue providing such services with the help of Not for profit and the private sector. Tele-health services should be promoted to prevent overcrowding.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra today nears 3,000-mark. Mumbai, which reported 107 cases till this morning, has over 980 COVID-19 patients, according to the Maharashtra health department. The total count in the state is at 2,919.

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