A week before the scheduled end date of the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Ministers for the fourth time since the COVID-19 outbreak on the exit strategy from the lockdown, among other things.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in its April 29 update said that 31,332 have been tested positive and there have been 1,007 deaths. Reports from States, however, put the figure of persons tested positive at 31,500 and death toll at 1,009.
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The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,007 and the number of cases climbed to 31,332 in the country on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 22,629, while 7,695 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated, the ministry said. The total number of cases includes 111 foreign nationals.
A 77-year-old-man of Bhubaneswar, a close relative of a COVID-19 patient, tests positive taking Odisha’s total to 119, State government said on Wednesday. The city reports a new case after a gap of two weeks taking its total to 47.
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