Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra reports 729 fresh cases; death toll hits 400

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A medic works on a pattern for COVID-19 Rapid Test at a camp all through the nationwide lockdown imposed in a tender to contain the spread of coronavirus, in Bhubaneswar, Monday, April 20, 2020 | Photo: PTI

Coronavirus LIVE: India had 29,974 people suffering from Covid-19 and 937 deaths from the disease till Tuesday, said the government as it cautioned against plasma therapy as remedy.
There is “no concrete evidence to enhance plasma therapy as coronavirus remedy,” said Lav Agarwal, joint secretary in the health ministry, at a press convention in Delhi.
 

Plasma therapy transfuses plasma from a convalescent coronavirus patient to a critical patient.

A convalescent patient’s blood is rich in antibodies that theoretically must help a critical patient get better. Delhi claimed India’s first plasma therapy success story final week by treating a 49-year-old man at a private hospital.

Coronavirus world update: Globally, 3,085,932 people have been infected by corona and 212,580 people have died from the disease so far.

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