Total coronavirus cases rise to 492 in India


NATIONAL | March 24, 2020:

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 492 in the country with nine deaths. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed that 37 patients have been cured and discharged so far.

Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR has said that more than 20 thousand samples from 19 thousand 817 individuals have been tested in the country so far.

Meanwhile, a study done by ICMR has showed that strict implementation of preventive measures like social distancing, home quarantine of symptomatics and suspected cases will reduce the overall expected number of cases by 62 per cent and the peak number of cases by 89 per cent. It also exhibited that entry screening of travelers with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 can delay the introduction of the virus into the community by three days to three weeks.