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Covid-19: Delhi government marks 12 more areas as containment zones as India’s tally rises to 8,356

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The Delhi government on Sunday marked 12 more areas as “containment zones”. These include E-block Abu Fazal Enclave, E-block East of Kailash block and Bengali Colony Mahavir Enclave. With this, there are a total of 43 “containment zones” in the national Capital.

India’s Ministry of Health said that out of the 8,356 coronavirus cases, 20% or 1,671 patients require critical care and oxygen support in ICU. In the last 24 hours, 909 Covid-19 cases, with 34 deaths have been reported, the health ministry added at its daily press briefing.

Out of the total number of cases, 273 patients have died, 7,367 people are being treated, 715 people have recovered, and one person has returned to their country.

The toll in the United States from the novel coronavirus pandemic climbed to over 20,000 on Saturday, making it the country with the most number of deaths, and the new epicentre of the contagion. At least 2,074 deaths were reported in the US on Friday.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected over 1.77 million people and killed more than 1,08,000, according to an estimate by Johns Hopkins University.

The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.

Here are the helpline numbers for states and the Union Territories.

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