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People wearing masks leave for hospital in a bus from Nizamuddin area, after several people showed symptoms of coronavirus following taking part in a religious gathering a few days ago, during the nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi, Monday, March 30, 2020. Photo: PTI/Ravi Choudhary

Ten deaths and several COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from amongst the delegates of the Tabligh-e-Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin West.

Over 2,000 delegates, including those from Indonesia and Malaysia, attended the congregation from March 1-15.

Six people from Telangana who attended a religious congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin died due to the novel coronavirus. According a Times of India report, three other delegates who attended the meeting have also died in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Jammu and Kashmir respectively. Another foreign delegate from Phillippines also died due to the disease.

Police and paramilitary personnel cordoned off a major area in Nizamuddin West in south Delhi on Monday and over 200 people have been kept in isolation in hospitals after several people who took part in a religious congregation there showed symptoms of coronavirus.

The Telangana government has asked those who participated in the prayers to inform the authorities. It will conduct tests and offer treatment to them free of cost, according to the release.

The government also requested the people to alert if they come to know about those who participated in the prayers.

1,251 cases in India

The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,251 in India on Monday, registering the highest single-day increase of 227 cases, while the death toll rose to 32, the Union Health Ministry said.

It said the number of active cases was 1,117, and 101 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, the ministry stated. The 1,251 cases include 49 foreigners.

In an updated data at 9.30 PM, it said three fresh deaths were reported on Monday.

While one death each was reported from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the details of the third was not available on the chart.

So far, Maharashtra has reported the most deaths (8), followed by Gujarat (6), Karnataka (3) Madhya Pradesh (3), Delhi (2) and Jammu and Kashmir (2).

Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, West Bengal, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each.

The highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was reported from Kerala with 202 infections, followed by Maharashtra at 198. The number of cases in Delhi has gone up to 87.

The cases in Karnataka have gone up to 83 till now, it has increased to 82 in Uttar Pradesh .

The number of cases has risen to 71 in Telangana,, 69 in Gujarat, 67 in Tamil Nadu while the number of cases in Rajasthan has climbed to 59. It has risen to 48 in Jammu and Kashmir. Madhya Pradesh has 47 positive patients.

Punjab has reported 38 cases, while 36 COVID-19 cases have been detected in Haryana.

There are 23 cases of COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal (22), Bihar (15) and Ladakh (13).

Nine cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Chandigarh has eight cases, while Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand have reported seven cases.

Goa has reported five coronavirus cases, while Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have reported three cases each. Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported a case each.

"Remaining 46 cases are being assigned to states to initiate contact tracing," the ministry stated.

(With PTI inputs.)

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