COVID-19 cases in India has reached 4,281 and the death toll now stands at 111 , the Union Health ministry said. During a press briefing, Health ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said there had been 693 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths since Sunday. Out of the over 4,000 cases of coronavirus, at least 1,445 have been found to be linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi, he added. Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, and Tamil Nadu continued to be the COVID-19 hotspots with maximum share in the total number of coronavirus cases in India amidst 21-day complete nationwide lockdown.
Meanwhile, a five-member team from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) collected exhibits from the Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Delhi’s Nizamuddin. At least 9,000 people participated in the religious congregation in Nizamuddin last month.
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