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Only 0.35% coronavirus cases on ventilators in India: Health Ministry

IndiaTimes Friday, 17 July 2020 ()
The actual caseload of Covid-19 in the country is only 342,756, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday adding that only 1.94 per cent of the cases are in ICUs, 0.35 per cent cases are on ventilators and 2.81 per cent cases are on Oxygen beds.
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