The Delhi State Cancer Institute is emerging as a new COVID-19 hotspot in the national capital with three new positive cases being reported on Monday (April 13). As many as 28 positive cases have been reported from the hospital so far.
The three new cases include a patient, an attendant and a security guard. According to a NDTV report, the hospital was shut down by the authorities this month after a doctor tested positive for the virus. It said the source of the infection was traced to his family members who had returned from abroad.
To contain the spread of the virus to others at the hospital, several cancer patients have been moved to another private hospital after COVID-19 testing. It is said cancer patients are at high risk as their immunity is already low.
As of Sunday evening, Delhi has 1,154 reported COVID-19 positive cases, of which 24 have died.
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India’s total COVID-19 death toll increased to 308 on Monday after 35 new fatalities were reported. Meanwhile, the total number of cases have risen to 9,152, according to the Union health ministry.
According to health ministry data released at 8 am, the number of active coronavirus cases stood at 7,987. As many as 856 people have been cured and discharged, while one had migrated. The total number of cases include 72 foreign nationals.
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