New Delhi: Indian navy on Saturday reported first set of coronavirus or COVID-19 cases as 15 to 20 sailors of the Indian Navy reportedly tested positive for the deadly virus in Mumbai. The sailors, who were residing in the residential accommodation facilities of INS Angre, have been kept in isolation ward at a naval hospital in Mumbai. Also Read - Delhi Records Over COVID 5000 Fresh Cases For Second Consecutive Day, Death Toll Mounts to 6423
Meanwhile, India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 14,000 after more than 900 cases of the deadly COVID-19 were registered for the fifth straight day today. Also Read - Aarogya Setu App Issue: Centre to Take Action Against Officials Responsible For Info Lapses
According to the health ministry data, the death toll due to the novel coronavirus mounted to 480, with the highest — 194 — getting reported from Maharashtra, followed by Madhya Pradesh, where 57 deaths have been reported so far. Also Read - Maharashtra Extends Lockdown Till Nov 30, Shutdown to Continue in Containment Zones
Maharashtra remained the worst hit state with total number of positive cases rising to 3,205, followed by New Delhi at 1,640 cases, Tamil Nadu at 1,267 cases and Rajasthan at 1,131 cases.
On the other hand, the Union Health Ministry has stated that containment operations will be scaled down if no secondary positive case of COVID-19 will be reported from a quarantine zone for at least four weeks. According to the ministry’s “Updated containment plan for large outbreaks COVID-19”, a containment operation (large outbreak or cluster) is deemed to be over 28 days from the date the last case in that zone tests negative.