Coronavirus Pandemic: India's tally rises to 4,281 with 704 new COVID-19 cases in last 24-hrs, death toll mounts to 111
Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry, said that 63 per cent deaths recorded due to coronavirus have been reported among people who have crossed the age of 60 years.
"Number of COVID-19 deaths stand at 109, with 30 people succumbing to it yesterday. 63 per cent of the deaths have been reported among people over 60 years age, 30 per cent in age bracket of 40 to 60 years and 7 per cent victims were below 40 years age," he was quoted as saying by ANI.
The Health Ministry also allowed the use of anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine for healthcare workers dealing with coronavirus patients.
"There is limited evidence of its efficacy and there is not sufficient evidence to use it at community level," the ministry asserted.
Meanwhile, the ICMR said that an order for 5 lakh antibody testing kits for COVID19 tests in hotspots have been placed and that they 2.5 lakh kits will be delivered by April 9.
Posted By: James Kuanal