Bengaluru: The Union health ministry has said that around 30% of the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event held in mid-March at Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi. 

Of the total 14,378 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 4,291 or 29.8% were linked to the Islamic religious congregation.

Home ministry said over 40,000 people which includes members of the congregation and their contacts were quarantined.

As of now, the mortality rate for Covid-19 is 3.3%. Further government’s analysis of Covid-19 deaths so far shows 75.3% of deaths are among people more than 60 years of age, whereas 83% deaths were in people with co-morbidities.

More on the Tablighi event:

On March 22, the much important event, Janata curfew took place. No gatherings were allowed.

A day later, around 1500 vacated the event.

On March 25, there were around 1000 people still in attendance.

A day later, an Indian preacher died in Srinagar. This preacher was a part of the event.

On March 30, there were reports that six of those who attended the event died in Telangana.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had ordered an FIR be filed against the Maulana for holding an event of this magnitude despite the orders.

Presently, Maulana Saad, the organiser has been booked under culpable homicide. 

There were also reports that several Tablighi members roamed around the country, spitting at doctors and policemen. There were also reports that a few more Tablighi attendees threw urine-filled bottles and even defecated in front of rooms in the places they were quarantined. 

There were more than 3500 Tablighi members who attended the event. Some of them came from Indonesia and Malaysia as well. 

Incidentally, national security advisor Ajit Doval had gone to pacify the attendees at 2 am.