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Delhi to set up India's first 'plasma bank' for COVID-19 patients: Kejriwal

Delhi to set up India's first 'plasma bank' for COVID-19 patients: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today announced a plasma bank will be set up in Delhi for treatment of COVID-19 patients, which will be India’s first plasma bank.

Kejriwal urged people who recovered from coronavirus to donate plasma in large amounts to help save people’s lives.

The Delhi Chief Minister further said Delhi government will call every recovered patient and encourage them to donate.

As for COVID-19 cases, the total number of positive cases has reached 5,48,318 after the second-biggest single-day jump of 19,459 cases in India. While the Covid-death toll has surged to 16,475.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 count touched 1,64,626 and cases in Delhi have reached 83,077.

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Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus across the world crossed the 5-lakh mark on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally.

The total number of coronavirus cases reported across the world rose to over 1.01 crore, it added.

Worldwide, the COVID-19 death toll has overtaken the number of people who die annually from malaria in just five months, Reuters reported.

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