NEW DELHI: The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in India has jumped to 979, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Saturday.
The country has so far reported 25 deaths from the highly contagious virus.
“Till now there have been 979 COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country, including 25 deaths. In the last 24 hours, 106 new positive cases and 6 deaths from 6 states have been reported,” said Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry.
“Under Indian Railways, 1.25 lakh wagons transporting essential commodities, such as food grains, sugar, salt, coal, petroleum, etc, have been operated in the last 5 days,” Lav added.