COVID-19 LIVE | Rajasthan confirms 9 new cases, tally nears 2100

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The massive spike in India’s coronavirus tally continued on Wednesday, as the number of positive cases crossed 2000, while the death toll stood at 56. So far, 176 people have recovered from the pandemic and released from hospitals across the country.

Health Ministry officials said cases have increased largely due to Tablighi Jamaat congregation, which took place in mid-March, and therefore technically it does not show a national trend.

They urged people to follow guidelines during lockdown period and avoid congregations, including religious gatherings.

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi were among the places to report a large number of new cases.

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A 67-year-old man from Ambala, Haryana who had tested positive for COVID-19 has lost his life at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, confirmed Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Ambala Chief Medical Officer.

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