Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra reports 328 new positive cases, 3648 total cases
328 new cases have been recorded today in Maharashtra, taking the total number of cases to 3648 in the State
Maharashtra reports 328 new positive cases, 3648 total cases
328 new cases have been recorded today in Maharashtra, taking the total number of cases to 3648 in the State. Highest 184 of the new cases recorded in Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai area followed by Pune at 78 cases: State Health department
Odd and even scheme will be implemented in Kerala from April 20, says Kerala Police Chief
Odd and even scheme will be implemented in the state from 20 April. By implementing the scheme,we can reduce the number of vehicles on road by 40%. 3 persons can travel in a car,including driver. Relaxation will be given to women driven vehicles&govt vehicles: Kerala Police Chief
Death toll rise to 53 in Gujarat
Death toll rise to 53 in Gujarat after 5 more deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in the state today. Total number of active cases in the state stands at 1376 including 93 cured/discharged, following 104 new cases were reported: Gujarat Health Department
Delhi High Court issues notice to the Central, Delhi govt & others on a plea regarding the increase in domestic violence cases during Coronavirus lockdown
Delhi High Court issues notice to the Central, Delhi govt & others on a plea regarding the increase in domestic violence cases during Coronavirus lockdown. It also asks National Commission of Women & Delhi Commission of Women to file reply & status report in the matter.
National disaster management issues guidelines for relaxation of lockdown
National disaster management has issued guidelines for relaxation of lockdown. Necessary offices can function with the minimum number of staff: Kerala Police Chief Loknath Behera
Mumbai sees the highest positive cases today as 184 people tested positive: Maharashtra Health Department
Mumbai sees the highest number ofCOVID-19 cases today as 184 people tested positive: Maharashtra Health Department
A woman medical officer tests positive in Dehradun, Uttarakhand
A woman medical officer has been tested positive for COVID-19 at Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Contact tracing is being done. All primary contacts at Dehradun have been placed under home quarantine: Indian Army sources
76 contained zones in Delhi, some areas Shastri park sealed
E-51, Main road, Shastri park and E-21 Gali no 8 Shastri Park, T-606 Gali No. 18 Gautampuri and A 97,98,99 near Buland Masjid Shastri Park also included in the list as the total number of containment zones in Delhi rises to 76
Three more people test positive for COVID-19 in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar, tally rises to 95: Officials
COVID-19 death toll rises to 488, number of cases climbs to 14,792 in India: Health Ministry
We procured 24,000 kits & received 12,000 kits from the Central govt, says Umanath, Chairman of Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation
We are procuring rapid antibody test kits from the same company which supplied kits to the Centre. We procured 24,000 kits & received 12,000 kits from the Central govt. So in total, we have 36,000 kits in the State: Umanath, Chairman of Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation
Total positive cases rise to 39 in Himachal Pradesh
Positive cases rise to 39 in Himachal Pradesh out of which 12 people have been treated while one died. 2,240 tests have been conducted so far: State Health Department
26 members of a family have tested positive for coronavirus in Delhi's Jahangir Puri; it's now containent zone: CM Arvind Kejriwal
Air India airlifts 3 lakh anti body test kits from China
Nearly 3 lakh rapid antibody test kits have just been airlifted by Air India from Guangzhou in China. Supplies are headed to Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu: Vikram Misri, India Ambassador to China
219 total cases in Punjab, 31 cured, 16 deaths
The total number of P\positive cases in Punjab stands at 219, including 31 cured. A total of 16 deaths have been reported in the state: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Punjab
Tamil Nadu reports 49 new positive cases, total tally rises to 1372
49 positive cases reported in the state today. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 1372. A total of 82 people were discharged today: C Vijayabaskar, Tamil Nadu Minister for Health and Family Welfare
26 members of a family have tested positive for coronavirus in Delhi
26 members of a family have tested positive for coronavirus in Delhi's Jahangir Puri; it's now containent zone: CM Arvind Kejriwal.
67 new cases in Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal
2274 samples were tested yesterday out which 67 cases tested positive. In last 2-3 days the number of cases have gone down. I hope that the cases will go down even more in the coming days: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Andhra reports 2 more deaths, toll mounts to 16
Two more people died of coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh while 31 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, officials said on Saturday.
A death each was reported from Krishna and Kurnool districts, taking the death toll in the state to 16. According to a revised medical bulletin released by the health department, 31 more people have tested positive, taking the state's tally to 603.
Of the 31 new cases, 18 were reported from Krishna district and 5 from Kurnool district.
S Korea COVID-19 cases fall below 20 in two months
South Korea reported 18 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, marking the lowest daily increase in about two months.
The new cases brought the country's total infections to 10,653, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
It is the first time since February 20 that the country's new COVID-19 infections came below 20, reports Yonhap News Agency.
Over the past five days, the country reported fewer than 30 new patients per day.
25 new cases have been confirmed for COVID-19 in Karnataka
25 new cases have been confirmed for COVID-19 in the state from 17.04.2020, 5 PM to 18.04.2020, 5 PM. Cumulatively 384 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, it includes 14 deaths & 104 discharge: Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka
Rahul Gandhi thanks govt for amending FDI norms
Rahul Gandhi thanks govt for amending FDI norms, says govt must not allow foreign interest to take over Indian corporates in time of crisis.
Total active cases in the state is 178 and the death toll is 12
Total active cases in the state is 178 and the death toll is 12. 7 people have been discharged: West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiv Sinha.
991 fresh COVID-19 cases, 43 deaths in last 24 hours, says Health Ministry
Maharashtra: Door to door delivery of newspapers and magazines to remain prohibited during lockdown
Maharashtra government issues addendum in yesterday's order and also exempts Print media from lockdown from 20th April onwards. Door to door delivery of newspapers and magazines to remain prohibited during the lockdown in the light of Coronavirus pandemic.
West Bengal: Police detained Left Front workers in Kolkata who were protesting alleging improper distribution of ration
West Bengal: Police detained Left Front Chairperson Biman Bose and other party workers today in Kolkata who were protesting alleging improper distribution of ration and low percentage of coronavirus testing in the state
Positive trend has been noted in 47 districts across 23 states, says Union Health Ministry
A positive trend has been noted in 47 districts across 23 states. No positive cases has been reported in the last 28 days in Mahe of Puducherry, and Kodagu of Karnataka: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry
991 new positive cases reported which takes confirmed cases to 14,378 in India
1992 people across the country have cured,overall cure percentage is something around 13.85%. Since y'day 991 addl positive cases have been reported which takes confirmed cases to 14,378. 43 new deaths reported in last 24 hrs,taking death toll to 480: Lav Aggarwal,Health Ministry.
Of 14,378 positive COVID-19 cases, 4,291 linked to Tablighi Jamaat congregation: Health Ministry
75 yrs and above Mortality rate is 42.2%: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secy, Health Ministry
Mortality rate in our country is around 3.3%. An age-wise analysis will tell you that 14.4% death has been reported in age group of 0-45 yrs. Between 45-60 yrs it is 10.3%, between 60-75 yrs it is 33.1% & for 75 yrs and above it is 42.2%: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secy, Health Ministry
Clash breaks out between police and prisoners in West Bengal
A clash broke out between police and prisoners at Jalpaiguri Central Correctional Home today allegedly because they were unable to get bail amid lockdown.
Live: Union Health Ministry briefs the media over #Coronavirus, in Delhi (18th April)
COVID-19 cases have no impact on operational capabilities of Navy, says Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
COVID-19 cases have no impact on operational capabilities of the Navy as our warships, submarines and aircraft continue to be deployed in operations: Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral MS Pawar on COVID-19 cases in the Indian Navy
Madhya Pradesh: 3 women Asha workers were allegedly assaulted by a man in Vinoba Nagar today
Madhya Pradesh: 3 women Asha workers were allegedly assaulted by a man in Vinoba Nagar today while they were conducting a survey on coronavirus. "The men were fighting and thought that the workers have recorded the incident and will send it to the police," Vinod Dixit, SHO, Indore
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to chair a Cabinet meeting at 4 pm
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to chair a Cabinet meeting at 4 pm over the situation regarding COVID-19 in the national capital.
Govt of India reviews extant FDI policy for curbing opportunistic takeovers of Indian companies due to COVID19 pandemic
Govt of India reviews extant FDI policy for curbing opportunistic takeovers of Indian companies due to COVID19 pandemic & amended para 3.1.1 of extant FDI policy as contained in Consolidated FDI Policy, 2017: Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Ludhiana Assistant Commissioner of Police Anil Kohli passes away due to COVID-19
Ludhiana Assistant Commissioner of Police Anil Kohli passes away due to COVID-19 at SPS Hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, says District Public Relations Office.
With 176 more COVID-19 cases, Gujarat tally jumps to 1,275
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Gujarat increased to 1,275 on Saturday, after the state witnessed 176 new infections, the highest jump in 12 hours.
Till Friday evening, there were 1,099 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state.
Of the 176 positive new cases, Ahmedabad reported 143; Surat 13; Vadodara 13; Rajkot and Bhavnagar two each; and Anand Bharuch and Panchmahals one each.
Delhi AIIMS advises non-COVID patients to register online for appointment from April 20
From Apr20, all non-COVID patients who were undergoing treatment here& had been advised follow-up,can register online for obtaining a follow-up appointment: AIIMS,Delhi
Total number of COVID19 positive cases in Haryana is 227
The total number of COVID19 positive cases in Haryana is 227 including 137 active patients, 88 recovered, 2 deaths: Haryana Health Department.
Shiv Sena praises Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his stand on coronavirus pandemic
Shiv Sena praises Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, says he has taken positive stand over coronavirus pandemic and shown how a responsible opposition party should behave during crisis
PIL filed in SC seeking permission to return home for those migrant labourers, who test negative for COVID-19
PIL filed in SC seeking permission to return home for those migrant labourers, who test negative for COVID-19. The PIL also states 'government should allow for their safe travel to their hometowns & villages & provide necessary transportation".
Coronavirus cases rise to 85 in Bihar
Coronavirus cases in Bihar rose to 85 on Saturday, with Begusarai and Nalanda reporting fresh cases.
Bihar Health Department Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar said that two people were found positive for Covid-19 in the state on Friday night. They hail from Nalanda and Begusarai districts. Both of them came in contact with a coronavirus infected person. History of other travel is being ascertained.
Maha: Elderly woman dies of COVID-19 in Aurangabad
A 65-year-old COVID-19 patient died at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Maharashtra's Aurangabad city in the early hours of Saturday, an official said.
This is the third coronavirus-related death in Aurangabad district, he said.
The woman was referred to the GMCH from a private hospital on April 13 and her swab samples were sent for testing, following which she was reported positive three days later, GMCH nodal officer Dr Arvind Gaikwad said.
Meghalaya: Two more positive cases detected
Two more positive cases detected, taking the total to 10 active cases in the state. Both cases are from the house of the first patient, one is family and other a helper in the house: Conrad Sangma, Meghalaya Chief Minister
12 more COVID-19 cases reported today in Karnataka
12 more COVID-19 cases reported today in Karnataka, Total cases in the state now at 371, including 92 discharged & 13 deaths. Of the 12 new cases, 11 have contact history & 1 has a history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI): State Govt
The total number of COVID19 positive patients in the state rises to 1355, death toll 69: Madhya Pradesh Health Department
1,767 COVID19 positive cases, 42 deaths reported in Delhi
There are 1767 COVID19 positive cases in Delhi, out of which 67 were reported yesterday. There have been 42 deaths in the national capital, 911 patients are admitted at hospitals, of which 27 are in ICUs & 6 are on ventilators, says Satyendar Jain Delhi Health Minister
COVID-19 striking more children than expected: Study
Contrary to what governments and a school of scientists claim (including Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk), the number of children infected with the coronavirus is far more extensive than what is currently reported -- a hidden detail that could vastly underestimate the demand on health care systems and pediatric intensive care units (PICUs).
A new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice from the University of South Florida (USF) and the Women's Institute for Independent Social Enquiry (WiiSE), estimated that for each child who requires intensive care for COVID-19, there are 2,381 children infected with the virus.
This calculation followed a report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention regarding its clinical study of over 2,100 children in China with COVID-19.
"Although the risk of severe illness from COVID-19 is lower in pediatric cases than adults, hospitals should be prepared and have the proper equipment and staffing levels to deal with a potential influx of younger patients," said author Jason Salemi, associate professor of epidemiology in the USF College of Public Health.
According to the North American registry, Virtual PICU Systems, 74 children in the US were admitted to PICUs between March 18 and April 6, signaling an additional 176,190 children were likely infected during this timeframe.
Pune: 42-year-old police constable and his wife tested positive
Joint Commissioner of Police Pune City Dr Ravindra Shisve has confirmed that a 42-year-old police constable and his wife have tested positive for COVID19, in Pune
An 85-year-old man who earlier tested positive for COVID19 & later tested negative, passed away
Kerala: An 85-year-old man who earlier tested positive for COVID19&later tested negative in repeat tests,passed away today morning.His last COVID19 test results are awaited.He was kept under observation at Manjeri Govt Medical College as he was suffering from age related ailments
UN warns COVID-19 could trigger worst downturn since Great Depression
Corona cases hit Western Naval Command, INS Angre isolated
In a shocker, at least 21 serving Indian Navy personnel have tested positive for COVID -19, all within the naval premises at Mumbai, officials said here in Saturday.
7 COVID-19 patients have passed away since 6 pm yesterday; total death toll in the state rises to 48: Gujarat Health Department
176 new COVID 19 positive cases reported in Gujarat (143 in Ahmedabad, 13 in Surat, 13 in Vadodara, 2 in Rajkot, 2 in Bhavnagar, 1 each in Anand, Bharuch and Panchmahal); total number of positive cases rise to 1272 including 88 cured and 48 deaths: Gujarat Health Department
31 new COVID19 positive cases reported in Andhra Pradesh
31 new COVID19 positive cases reported in the state in last 24 hours; the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 603 including 42 discharged and 15 deaths: Arja Srikanth, Nodal Officer, COVID-19, Andhra Pradesh
Delhi: People line up to collect drinking water from DJB trucks
Delhi: People line up to collect drinking water from Delhi Jal Board (DJB) trucks, amid Corona Lockdown. Visuals from the New Ashok Nagar area.
Ranchi: A woman who had delivered a baby tested positive
A woman who had delivered a baby 2 days ago at Sadar Hospital, tested positive yesterday, her child has been admitted to the isolation ward at RIMS hospital. The Sadar Hospital staff that had attended the woman will now undergo tests: Ranchi Administration
Total number of positive cases in Rajasthan rises to 1,270 & deaths to 19
41 more COVID19 cases and 2 deaths reported in Rajasthan. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 1270 & deaths to 19, says State Health Department.
Total number of positive cases in Nagpur district is 63 including 1 death, 12 discharged: District Information Office Nagpur
Out of the 1062 samples tested yesterday for COVID-19, results of 98 are positive: King George's Medical University, Lucknow
COVID-19 cases in Agra increases to 196
With the emergence of 24 new coronavirus cases in Agra, the overall tally in the city stood at 196 on Saturday.
Two more test positive for COVID-19 in Bihar; number rises to 85
Two more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 85, a top official said on Saturday.
41 more COVID19 cases and 2 deaths reported in Rajasthan today
41 more COVID19 cases and 2 deaths (in Jaipur) reported in Rajasthan today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 1270 & deaths to 19. Of the 2 deaths today, one patient had chronic kidney disease and the other had acute diabetes: State Health Departmen
991 new COVID19 cases and 43 deaths reported in the last 24 hours
991 new COVID19 cases and 43 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. India's total number of COVID-19 cases crosses the 14,000 mark; currently at 14,378 (including 11,906 active cases, 1992 cured/discharged/migrated and 480 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Covid-19 pandemic is a huge challenge but it is also an opportunity, says Rahul Gandhi
The Covid-19 pandemic is a huge challenge but it is also an opportunity. We need to mobilise our huge pool of scientists, engineers & data experts to work on innovative solutions needed during the crisis, tweeted Rahul Gandhi
21 serving personnel test positive for COVID-19 within naval premises at Mumbai
21 serving personnel tested positive for COVID-19 within naval premises at Mumbai. This number includes 20 sailors of INS Angre, a shore establishment at Mumbai. Most of these are asymptomatic & have been traced to a single sailor who was tested positive on 7th April: Indian Navy