New delhi, April 4: Seventy-five people have died across India after being infected with novel coronavirus while the total number of COVID-19 cases has reached to 3,072 the Health Ministry said today.
525 fresh cases were reported and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The spike in cases has been linked to a religious gathering held by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi in March, with nearly 30 per cent of all known COVID-19 patients in the country.
1,023 of 3,072 – have been linked to the Tablighi Jamaat, the Health Ministry said today, adding that these cases had spread across 17 states and union territories.
The religious event at a 100-year-old mosque complex in south Delhi has been declared a coronavirus hotspot by the government, with 22,000 who were either at the event or came in contact with Jamaat members quarantined.
Worldwide, the COVID-19 virus has infected more than 1 million people and killed over 50,000 others.