At least 11 Indians have died of COVID-19 within the United States with one other 16 testing constructive for the an infection that has claimed greater than 14,000 lives and stricken greater than 4 lakh folks within the US.
All Indian residents who’ve died because of the lethal an infection within the US are male. Ten of them are from New York and New Jersey space whereas 4 of them are stated to be taxi drivers in New York City.
New York City has emerged because the epicentre for COVID-19 within the US, accounting for greater than 6,000 deaths and over 1,38,000 circumstances of infections. New Jersey accounts for 1,500 deaths and almost 48,000 infections.
One Indian reportedly died in Florida from the virus. Authorities are additionally ascertaining the nationality of another Indian origin folks within the states of California and Texas.
All 16 Indians, together with 4 females, who’ve examined constructive for coronavirus are in self-quarantine. Coming from various background, eight of them are from New York, three from New Jersey and relaxation from different states like Texas and California. Those contaminated are from Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.
Indian Embassy and consulates throughout the US are working intently with native authorities and Indian-American organizations to supply vital help to the Indians affected with coronavirus.
Because of the strict journey restrictions and rules to forestall the unfold of the lethal virus, native metropolis officers have been performing the final rites of the deceased and in lots of circumstances aren’t permitting even their rapid relations to attend their cremations, officers stated.