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14,792 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in India till date

Newdelhi:19/4/20: A total of 14,792  confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country so far. Out of these,  2,014  patients have recovered and have been discharged from the hospitals, while 488 patients have died. Briefing media in New Delhi, Health Ministry official said that the mortality rate in the country is around 3.3 per cent due to COVID-19 infection. He said, as per age-wise analysis, it was found that  14.4 per cent death has been reported in age group of 0 to 45 years, 10.3 per cent in the age group of  45 to 60 years, 33.1 per cent between 60 to 75 years rs it is 33.1 per cent and for 75 years and above, the death per cent is 42.2 per cent. He also informed that 83 per cent of death cases had co-morbidity.

The Health Ministry official said that the action taken on the field level is yielding positive results as  Mahe in Puducherry and Kodagu in Karnataka  have not registered any new case in last 28 days. Besides this, 45 other districts in 23 states have also not registered any new case in last 14 days. The official also informed that  4,291 COVID-19 cases are connected with a single source in Nizamuddin Markaz cluster. Cases which have come up from these sources are found in 23 States and UTs. He said,  84 per cent cases are in Tamil Nadu,  63 per cent cases in Delhi, 79 per cent in Telangana, and 59 per cent cases in Uttar Pradesh.

Home Ministry official said that both the Centre and states have started control rooms and helpline numbers for addressing citizen’s problems. She said all states have started State and District Emergency Centres. She informed that Labour Ministry has started 20 Control rooms for addressing grievances of labourers. She said that the new toll-free numbers of the Home Ministry – 1930 and 1944  are resolving citizens’ grievances. Besides, single emergency response no. 112 is operational in 29 states and Union Territories and police, fire and ambulance services can be availed on contacting on  this number.

The official said, foreign citizens who are stranded in India due to spread of COVID19 and whose visas have expired or going to be expired, would be extended till midnight of 3rd of May, 2020, upon receipt of online application by the foreigner. She said, exit to foreign nationals stranded in India, if so requested by them during this period, will also be granted to them up to 14 days beyond 3rd May  till 17th May without levy of overstay penalty

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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