India death toll reaches 42 as five die in Telangana, positive cases touch 1300
The COVID-19 crisis appeared escalating on Monday with at least 11 new deaths including six from Telangana who had attended a religious congregation in the national capital’s Nizamuddin area earlier this month.
So far, exactly 1300 people are affected throughout the country, while 42 have succumbed to the killer virus so far. A total of 115 people have recovered so far.
While the Union Health Ministry maintained the deadly virus was still in the local transmission stage in India and yet to move to the community transmission phase, the Supreme Court cautioned that fear and panic are becoming a bigger problem than the coronavirus.