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Over 3,000 COVID-19 cases reported in India as death toll touches 91

| Updated: April 04, 2020 15:21:35


Slum dwellers in Ahmedabad receive free food packets during a 21-day nationwide lockdown - Amit Dave/Reuters Slum dwellers in Ahmedabad receive free food packets during a 21-day nationwide lockdown - Amit Dave/Reuters

The number of COVID-19 positive cases in India exceeded 3,000 and the death toll touched 91 on Saturday, according to State and Health Ministry reports.

Despite the rise in cases, Joint Secretary at the Union Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said the revised testing guideline is still under consideration and would be released by April 4, The Hindu reported.

Worldwide, confirmed infections rose past 1 million and deaths topped 58,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Experts say both numbers are seriously undercounted because of the lack of testing, mild cases that were missed and governments that are underplaying the crisis.

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