Coronavirus LIVE: 106 new positive cases, 11 deaths reported, total number rises to 1075 in Tamil Nadu

106 new positive cases reported in Tamil Nadu. Total number of positive cases rises to 1075 in the state. Total 11 deaths till now: Beela Rajesh, Tamil Nadu Health Secy

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12 Apr 2020, 6:14 PM

106 new positive cases, 11 deaths reported, total number rises to 1075 in Tamil Nadu

106 new positive cases reported in Tamil Nadu. Total number of positive cases rises to 1075 in the state. Total 11 deaths till now: Beela Rajesh, Tamil Nadu Health Secy

12 Apr 2020, 7:06 PM

Total number of COVID19 cases in the state now stands at 170

The total number of COVID19 cases in the state now stands at 170 including 135 active cases and 23 cured: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Punjab.

12 Apr 2020, 6:56 PM

Jawan travelled 1,100 km for last rites of his mother in UP

Santosh Yadav, the 30-year-old Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) jawan, posted in the Naxal-hit Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, travelled about 1,100 km on foot, goods train, trucks and even a boat to reach home in Chunar after his mother died.

"I was desperate to reach my village Sikhar after I learnt about my mother's death. Both my younger brother and a married sister live in Mumbai and it was not possible for them to reach the village due to the lockdown. My father was alone in the village and I had to be with him," he said.


12 Apr 2020, 6:46 PM

Total number of COVID19 positive cases in the state is 181

The total number of COVID19 positive cases in the state is 181 including 149 active cases & 30 discharged; death toll 2: Haryana Health Department

12 Apr 2020, 6:35 PM

UK PM Johnson discharged from hospital

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital after being treated for coronavirus, but he will not immediately return to work, Downing Street said.

Johnson, 55, was taken to St Thomas' hospital, in London, on Sunday - 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

He spent three nights in intensive care before returning to a ward on Thursday, the BBC reported.

A Downing Street statement said the Prime Minister would continue his recovery at his country residence, Chequers.


12 Apr 2020, 6:07 PM

232 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka

As of 5:00 PM today, 232 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, it includes 6 deaths & 54 discharges: Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka

12 Apr 2020, 6:03 PM

21 new cases of COVID-19 reported in J&K today

21 new cases of COVID-19 reported in J&K today. 17 from Kashmir Division and 4 from Jammu Division. Total number of positive cases now 245: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, Jammu and Kashmir


12 Apr 2020, 5:50 PM

Containment zones have already been declared as red zones: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

High-risk zones will be declared as orange zones. Containment zones have already been declared as red zones. We will start a massive sanitation drives in these zones from tomorrow: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

12 Apr 2020, 5:49 PM

MHA writes to all States/ UTs to ensure compliance of SC directions on welfare of migrant labourers housed at relief shelters

Ministry of Home Affairs has written to all States/ UTs to ensure compliance of Supreme Court directions on the welfare of migrant labourers housed at relief shelters and camps.


12 Apr 2020, 5:36 PM

Rajasthan records 96 new COVID-19 cases; total now 796

Rajasthan records 96 new COVID-19 cases; total now 796: Official

12 Apr 2020, 5:29 PM

Total 32 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh

Total 32 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh, of which 18 are active cases, 9 have recovered and 4 are migrated cases. One death reported till now: Health Department, Himachal Pradesh


12 Apr 2020, 5:07 PM

Govt has approved release of HCQ for 13 countries: KS Dhatwalia, Principal Spokesperson, Govt of India

Some countries had requested India for supply of HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine). After making an assessment of domestic requirement & keeping the buffer, Govt has approved release of HCQ for 13 countries: KS Dhatwalia, Principal Spokesperson, Govt of India.

12 Apr 2020, 4:27 PM

We are extra prepared in case of exponential rise in COVID-19 cases: Health Ministry


12 Apr 2020, 4:26 PM

Total 1,86,906 samples tested so far, of which 7,953 found positive

Total 1,86,906 samples have been tested so far, of which 7,953 have been found positive for COVID-19: ICMR official

12 Apr 2020, 4:25 PM

In last five days, on average 15,747 samples were tested per day and 584 of those were found positive per day: ICMR official


12 Apr 2020, 4:24 PM

New 979 positive cases reported today, 8,356 total positive cases in India

On March 29, we had 979 positive cases,now we've 8356 positive cases; of these 20% cases need ICU support. So, today too 1671 patients need oxygen support&critical care treatment. This figure is imp to show that govt is planning things in being over prepared: Health Ministry

12 Apr 2020, 4:20 PM

Situation regarding essential commodities is under control in MHA

Situation regarding essential commodities is under control in the MHA control room, officials of Ministries of Civil Aviation, Consumer Affairs and Railways have been working in coordination with states to resolve logistics problems: Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, MHA


12 Apr 2020, 4:03 PM

Spain’s daily COVID19 toll rises again with 619 deaths, total death toll approaches 17,000

Spain reported 619 deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday as the total number of people who have died in the country approaches 17,000. Fewer new cases of the disease were reported than the day before.

There were 4,167 new infections in the 24 hours through Sunday, pushing the total above 166,000, according to Health Ministry data. The death toll rose by 619 to 16,972.

12 Apr 2020, 2:52 PM

COVID-19 cases tally increases to 417 in Andhra Pradesh

The COVID-19 cases tally increased to 417 in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.

Overnight, 12 new cases were added to the list.

The State Command Control Centre has not issued the daily bulletin, nor was the COVID-19 dashboard updated.

The Chief Minister's Office, however, made a mention of the increase in the number of cases, quoting officials as telling him at a high-level review meeting.


12 Apr 2020, 2:52 PM

3 new positive cases reported today in Bhopal

3 new positive cases have been reported today in Bhopal. We are tracing their contact history. With this, the total cases in Bhopal stands at 134: Chief Medical and Health Officer Prabhakar Tiwari, Bhopal

12 Apr 2020, 1:56 PM

11 more COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka

11 more COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka, taking the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state to 226, including 6 deaths & 47 discharged. Of the 11 new positive cases, 7 have contact history and 1 have history of foreign travel: Karnataka Government


12 Apr 2020, 1:52 PM

2 more deaths reported in Pune today

2 more deaths reported in Pune today. Both of them had tested positive and also had co-morbidity: Health officials, Pune. A total of 31 deaths reported in Pune till now, including two residents of Thane and Ahmednagar who died here.

12 Apr 2020, 1:31 PM

49 more Coronavirus positive cases came yesterday, total number of positive cases in Indore rises to 298

49 more Coronavirus positive cases came yesterday, total number of positive cases in Indore rises to 298. The death toll has gone up to 32 after test results of 2 people, who had died earlier, came yesterday: Dr Praveen Jadiya, Chief Medical Health Officer Indore


12 Apr 2020, 1:23 PM

134 new positive cases reported in Maharashtra, total positive cases in state rise to 1,895

134 new positive cases reported in Maharashtra today. The total positive cases in the state rise to 1895: State Health Department

12 Apr 2020, 1:23 PM

Karnataka: Families in Muddenahalli village shifted in tents

Karnataka: Families in Muddenahalli village, Tumakuru had shifted to fields along with their belongings, deciding to live in tents, amid COVI-19 scare. Kariyappa, one of them said, "We were scared, so we came here." They later returned to their village on the advice of Tehsildar


12 Apr 2020, 12:23 PM

12 new corona positive cases surface in Agra

At a time when the Uttar Pradesh government was hopeful of the Corona curve flattening due to the lockdown, 12 new cases of the deadly virus surfaced in Agra on Sunday.

With this, the number of Corona positive cases in Agra have reached 104, of which 52 are connected to Tablighi Jamaat.

Agra district magistrate P.N. Singh said that all the cases who have tested positive are already in private hospital and their families have also been quarantined.

12 Apr 2020, 12:23 PM

3 more test positive for COVID19 in Bihar, cases rise to 64

3 more test positive for COVID-19 in Bihar, cases rise to 64: Health department official


12 Apr 2020, 12:09 PM

Kerala: COVID-19 cell sets up at Alappuzha District Collectorate to monitor quarantine compliance

Kerala: COVID-19 cell sets up at Alappuzha District Collectorate to monitor quarantine compliance by possibly infected people in real time & their health conditions, through Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System.

12 Apr 2020, 11:59 AM

Anti-Malaria Drug From India, Linked To Coronavirus Treatment, Reaches US

A consignment of hydroxychloroquine from India has arrived in the US, days after New Delhi lifted a ban on export of the anti-malarial drug, seen as a possible cure for COVID-19, to America and some other countries on humanitarian grounds.

Earlier this week, India at the request of President Donald Trump cleared the export of 35.82 lakh tablets of hydroxychloroquine to the US along with nine metric tons of active pharmaceutical ingredient or API required in the manufacturing of the drug.

"Supporting our partners in the fight against COVID-19. Consignment of hydroxychloroquine from India arrived at Newark airport today (Saturday)," India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu tweeted.


12 Apr 2020, 11:33 AM

China reports nearly 100 new coronavirus cases in one day, highest in recent weeks

China has reported 99 new coronavirus cases, the highest in a single day in recent weeks, and 63 fresh asymptomatic infections, taking the total number of patients in the country to 82,052, health officials said here on Saturday, amid concerns about a second wave of the pandemic.

According to China's National Health Commission (NHC), as of Saturday, a total of 1,280 imported cases were reported in China. Of the cases, 481 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 799 were being treated with 36 in severe condition.

It said 99 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, of which 97 were from people returning from abroad.

12 Apr 2020, 11:27 AM

75-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Guj; state toll reaches 23: Govt official


12 Apr 2020, 11:24 AM

British Airways to fly back 900 UK nationals stranded in Gujarat due to lockdown: Officials

12 Apr 2020, 11:10 AM

25 new COVID-19 cases in Gujarat; state tally jumps to 493

25 more cases reported in Gujarat (23 in Ahmedabad & 2 in Anand), taking the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the state to 493, says govt official.


12 Apr 2020, 11:07 AM

Tamil Nadu: Rev Charles led prayers at All Souls' Church in Coimbatore on Easter today without presence of any devotee

Tamil Nadu: Rev Charles led the prayers at All Souls' Church in Coimbatore, on #Easter today, without the presence of any devotee. Mass gatherings have been suspended at the Church in view of Coronavirus. Prayers were live-streamed live on Facebook for members of the church

12 Apr 2020, 11:05 AM

Karnataka: People flout norms of social distancing at vegetable shop

Karnataka: People flout norms of social distancing at a vegetable shop in Madhura Estate area in Hubli. 214 cases including six deaths have been reported in the state.


12 Apr 2020, 10:25 AM

Jharkhand reports second death due to coronavirus

Jharkhand has reported second death due to coronavirus and total number of positive cases in the state has gone up to 17, health officials said.

The second death was reported at trauma centre of Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Ranchi on Sunday. The deceased is husband of a corona infected woman, a resident of Hindpiri locality of Ranchi.

According to health department officials, the deceased (60) had no travel history. He was suffering from breathing problem and was put on ventilator.

12 Apr 2020, 10:23 AM

Karnataka stopped road transportation bookings with immediate effect for an indefinite period

All bookings stopped with immediate effect for an indefinite period. All tickets have been cancelled and refund process has been initiated. Till further orders, we have cancelled further bookings: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) PRO Latha TS


12 Apr 2020, 10:21 AM

Delhi: Sacred Heart Cathedral near Gol Dak Khana remains closed on Easter today

Delhi: Sacred Heart Cathedral near Gol Dak Khana remains closed on Easter today. Mass gatherings have been suspended at the Church in view of Coronavirus Pandemic.

12 Apr 2020, 10:15 AM

Six Taj hotel employees test positive for coronavirus

At least six employees working atthe iconic Taj Mahal Palace and Towers hotel in south Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus, a doctor attached to a private hospital said.

Indian Hotels Company, which runs the Taj Hotel chain, confirmed that some of its employees have been found positive for virus, but did not specify the number.

The company has been hosting, at its hotels in the city, doctors and health workers from various state-run hospitals treating coronavirus cases and also those rendering other emergency services.

"Six Taj hotel employees are being treated at Bombay Hospital and they tested positive to COVID-19. They are recovering and their condition is stable now," Dr Gautam Bhansali, consulting physician at Bombay Hospital, said.


12 Apr 2020, 10:05 AM

Delhi government declared total of 33 containment zones

Delhi government has declared a total of 33 containment zones in the national capital.

12 Apr 2020, 9:51 AM

Haryana: 9 areas in Gurugram have been declared containment zones

Haryana: Housing Board Colony and Devilal Nagar wear a deserted look amid Coronavirus Lockdown. Nine areas in Gurugram have been declared containment zones for all the purposes and objectives as prescribed in the protocol of COVID-19, to prevent its spread in the adjoining areas.


12 Apr 2020, 9:50 AM

A COVID19 positive person died at RIMS, Ranchi

A COVID19 positive person died at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). He was among the 8 people who were brought to isolation ward from Hindpiri area. Total deaths due to COVID-19 in the state is 2 now: Dr Vijay Bihari, Civil Surgeon, Ranchi.

12 Apr 2020, 9:48 AM

Delhi: Mehrauli Sabzi Mandi has been temporarily relocated around Mehrauli DTC bus terminal


12 Apr 2020, 9:36 AM

Fifth corona victim from UP, dies in Delhi

Uttar Pradesh has recorded its fifth Coronavirus death even as 19 fresh cases took the statewide tally of infected patients to 452 since the pandemic began.

According to the data released by the health department here, the patient who died, was a Bulandshahr-based Ayurveda practitioner who succumbed to the virus in a Delhi hospital on Saturday night.

Dr K.N. Tiwari, chief medical officer of Bulandshahr, said the 58-year-old Bulandshahr man who died, was a private Ayurveda practitioner and he was admitted to Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi. Samples of his family members have also been sent for tests.

The Ayurveda practitioner was initially admitted to a private hospital on April 7 and then shifted to Delhi. The hospital, where he was admitted, as well his clinic, have been sealed.

12 Apr 2020, 9:29 AM

Positive cases in Rajasthan rise to 700 after 139 new infections reported; death toll 9

Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan rise to 700 after 139 new infections were reported; death toll 9: Official


12 Apr 2020, 9:13 AM

Over 22,000 healthcare workers infected by COVID-19: WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit over 22,000 healthcare workers across 52 countries and regions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

According to its daily situation report on Saturday, 22,073 COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers have been reported to the WHO as of Wednesday, April 8, Xinhua news agency reported.

The report said the number is probably under-represented as there is so far no systematic reporting of infections among healthcare workers to the WHO.

12 Apr 2020, 8:59 AM

Number of COVID-19 cases climbs to 54 in Odisha

Number of COVID-19 cases climbs to 54 in Odisha including 12 cured & one death. 3862 samples have been tested so far: State Health Department


12 Apr 2020, 8:58 AM

65 prisoners in J-K released due to coronavirus outbreak

Sixty-five prisoners, including 22 who were arrested under Public Safety Act (PSA), were released to decongest jails across Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

The information was given by the director general of prisons in a written report submitted to the division bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court here.

The bench, comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal, was hearing a PIL pertaining to spread of novel coronavirus through video-conferencing.

The report pertaining to release of prisoners in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak was also pursued by the court.

The director general prisons, through his report, apprised the bench that as on April 7, pursuant to deliberations held by high powered committee, 22 Public Safety Act detenues, 32 undertrials, nine under trial prisoners falling under section 107,109,151 of the CrPC have been released and sanction for parole has been granted to 19 other prisoners.

12 Apr 2020, 8:54 AM

34 deaths, 909 new cases in 24-hrs, India’s total number of positive cases rises to 8,356

34 deaths and 909 new cases reported in last 24 hours; India’s total number of Coronavirus positive cases rises to 8356, including 273 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.


12 Apr 2020, 8:33 AM

Mumbai: Low vehicular movement seen at Bandra–Worli Sea Link

Mumbai: Low vehicular movement seen at Bandra–Worli Sea Link as the nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown remains imposed

12 Apr 2020, 8:29 AM

US COVID-19 deaths top 20,000

The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States topped 20,000, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

A total of 20,071 people have died of the disease among 519,453 confirmed cases in the country as of 4 p.m. local time (2000 GMT) on Saturday, the CSSE said, reported Xinhua news agency.

New York state has recorded the most deaths in the country, 8,627, which is followed by New Jersey and Michigan with 2,183 and 1,276, respectively. A total of 29,507 patients in the country have recovered, according to the CSSE.


12 Apr 2020, 8:28 AM

COVID-19 death toll jumps to 9,875 in UK

The death toll of those hospitalized in Britain who tested positive for the novel coronavirus reached 9,875 as of Friday afternoon, marking a daily increase of 917, the Department of Health and Social Care said.

As of Saturday morning, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Britain hit 78,991, said the department, Xinhua news agency reported.

Amid mounting pressure on the government over the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the frontline medical staff, Home Secretary Priti Patel said Saturday that she was "sorry if people feel there have been failings" over PPE supplies.

"We are in an unprecedented global pandemic. There are going to be problems," Patel said at the daily coronavirus briefing in Downing Street.

12 Apr 2020, 8:28 AM

Italy’s death toll from coronavirus close to 20,000

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 19,468 lives in locked-down Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries so far to 152,271, according to the latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department.

Addressing a televised press conference on Saturday, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli said fatalities grew by 619 on a daily basis, while active infections increased by 1,996 to 100,269, Xinhua news agency reported.

Meanwhile, 2,079 new recoveries were registered over the last 24 hours, bringing its total to 32,534.

Of those who have tested positive, 28,144 people are currently hospitalized (98 fewer than the previous day), 3,381 are in intensive care (116 fewer), and 68,744 are isolated at home, Borrelli said.

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