Coronavirus LIVE: Total number of COVID-19 positive cases rises to 3,072 in India, including 75 deaths

Increase of 525 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the largest spike in a day. Total number positive cases rise to 3,072 in India (including 2784 active cases, 213 cured and 75 deaths)

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4 Apr 2020, 7:49 PM

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases rise to 3,072 in India, including 75 deaths

Increase of 525 COVID-19cases in the last 24 hours, the largest spike in a day. Total number positive cases rise to 3,072 in India (including 2784 active cases, 213 cured and 75 deaths).

4 Apr 2020, 8:20 PM

Number of COVID-19 cases increase to 306 in Kerala

Kerala: Number of COVID-19 cases increase to 306 in Kerala, with 11 more people testing positive today. Out of the total cases, 254 are active & 50 others have been discharged from the hospital, says State Health Department.

4 Apr 2020, 7:57 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to US President Donald Trump over telephone

Had an extensive telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump. We had a good discussion and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight Coronavirus: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

4 Apr 2020, 7:35 PM

Police officials suspended for offering prayers at a mosque in Dang district, Gujarat

A Police Inspector & a Police Sub-Inspector have been suspended for offering prayers at a mosque in Dang district, Gujarat amid Coronavirus lockdown, says Superintendent of Police Shweta Shrimal.

4 Apr 2020, 7:11 PM

52 more COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai

52 more COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai. today, taking the total cases in the city to 330. 4 people also lost their lives today, the city's death toll due to coronavirus now at 22. Out of the 4 deaths today 3 patients had comorbidities & 1 had other age-related factors: BMC

4 Apr 2020, 7:02 PM

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth COVID-19 test result comes negative

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth COVID-19 test result comes negative. However, she will have to stay at PGI Hospital Lucknow until one more test result comes as negative.

4 Apr 2020, 6:57 PM

2 admitted patients in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital found to be coronavirus positive a week later

About a week ago Sir Ganga Ram Hospital received two patients who did not show symptoms of coronavirus but had to be admitted due to other critical illnesses. They were later found to be coronavirus positive: Dr. D S Rana, Chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

4 Apr 2020, 6:49 PM

2 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Dharavi, Mumbai

Maharashtra: 2 more COVID-19 positive cases (one male & one female) reported in Dharavi, Mumbai today, taking total number of positive coronavirus cases in the area to 5.

4 Apr 2020, 6:29 PM

There are 485 COVID positive cases in TN: Tamil Nadu Health Secretary

There are 485 COVID positive cases in Tamil Nadu out of which 422 cases are from one source, from where we are getting a large number of cases: Beela Rajesh Tamil Nadu Health Secretary

4 Apr 2020, 6:13 PM

500 patients from Markaz in hospitals, 1,800 in quarantine; All these are being tested for COVID-19, so cases may spike: Arvind Kejriwal

4 Apr 2020, 6:12 PM

Those without ration cards can register for getting 5kg ration, likely to start from next week: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

4 Apr 2020, 6:11 PM

17 fresh positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir, 92 total cases

Number of COVID-19 cases rise to 92 in Jammu & Kashmir, with 17 fresh cases being reported today. Out of the total cases, 86 are active (18 in Jammu, 68 in Kashmir). While two people succumbed to the disease, three others were cured/discharged: J&K Health Department

4 Apr 2020, 6:09 PM

DRDO designs personnel sanitization enclosure, a full body disinfection chamber

Defence Research and Development Organisation designs personnel sanitization enclosure, a full body disinfection chamber. This enclosure is designed for personnel decontamination. On entering the chamber, electrically operated pump creates a disinfectant mist of hypo sodium chloride.

4 Apr 2020, 6:04 PM

A close relative of Hazoori Ragi of Golden Temple member, Giani Nirmal Singh tests positive

A close family member of Giani Nirmal Singh(former Hazoori Ragi of Golden Temple)has also tested positive for COVID-19: TP Singh, Asst Health Officer, Jalandhar
Giani Nirmal Singh, a bronchial asthma patient, had tested positive for COVID19 & had passed away on April 2.

4 Apr 2020, 5:58 PM

6 more positive cases in Uttarakhand, 22 total cases

6 more COVID-19 positive cases ( 5 in Nainital & 1 in Haridwar) reported in Uttarakhand today taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 22. Till now, 350 Tableeghi Jamaat members have been put under quarantine in the state: State Health Department

4 Apr 2020, 5:48 PM

In Delhi, there are only 40 COVID-19 positive cases out of 435, that happened because of contact between people, other cases are due to foreign travel & Nizamuddin Markaz

In Delhi, there are only 40 COVID-19 positive cases out of 435, that happened because of contact between people, other cases are due to foreign travel & Nizamuddin Markaz. This is something that makes me believe corona is not spreading here, it is under control: Delhi CM Kejriwal

4 Apr 2020, 5:48 PM

PM Narendra Modi will interact with floor leaders of political parties via video link on April 8: Pralhad Joshi

4 Apr 2020, 5:18 PM

All power plants and petroleum depots have comfortable stock with them inspite of COVID-19 lock down: Ministry of Railways

From 23rd March to 3rd April 2020, Railways has transported more than 2.5 lakh wagons of coal and 17,742 wagons of petroleum products. All power plants and petroleum depots have comfortable stock with them inspite of COVID-19 lock down: Ministry of Railways

4 Apr 2020, 5:03 PM

8 more COVID-19 cases detected in UP's Gautam Buddha Nagar district, total rises to 55: Officials

4 Apr 2020, 4:54 PM

here are 295 cases in Kerala out of which 251 cases are active: State Health Minister KK Shailaja

Even if a person is found negative for COVID-19 in rapid test, they need to complete the 14 days mandatory quarantine period. There are 295 cases in Kerala out of which 251 cases are active: State Health Minister KK Shailaja

4 Apr 2020, 4:52 PM

Lockdown in Maharashtra might be lifted in phases: Health minister Rajesh Tope

4 Apr 2020, 4:33 PM

Through a massive effort around 22,000 Tableeghi Jamaat workers and their contacts have been quarantined: Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs

4 Apr 2020, 4:24 PM

1023 COVID-19 positive cases have been found to be linked to Tablighi Markaz event

Till now we have found cases related to Tableeghi Jamaat from 17 states, 1023 COVID-19 positive cases have been found to be linked to this event. Out of the total cases in the country, around 30% are linked to one particular place: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

4 Apr 2020, 4:22 PM

601 positive cases and 12 deaths have been reported since yesterday, says Health ministry

Till now there are 2,902 COVID-19 positive cases in India. 601 positive cases have been reported since yesterday, 12 deaths also reported yesterday taking total deaths to 68. 183 people have recovered/discharged: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

4 Apr 2020, 4:35 PM

Delhi: Tableeghi Jamaat chief Maulana Muhammad Saad's (named in #NizamuddinMarkaz case FIR) advocate says they have filed a reply to the notice issued to them by police and sought more time to produce documents as 'offices & departments are closed due to lockdown'.

4 Apr 2020, 4:17 PM

812 tests have been conducted of those who attended the Nizamuddin event

812 tests have been conducted of those who attended the Nizamuddin Markaz event. Of these, 24 have tested positive for COVID-19, 636 tested negative, and 152 results are awaited: Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Health Minister

4 Apr 2020, 3:43 PM

Local bodies have been advised to keep street lights on for public safety: Ministry of Power

No call to switch off street lights or appliances in homes. Only lights should be switched off. The lights in hospitals &other essential services will remain on. Local bodies have been advised to keep street lights on for public safety: Ministry of Power

4 Apr 2020, 3:42 PM

JNU administration files FIR over violation of lockdown rules by children

Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University administration files FIR over violation of Coronavirus lockdown by students at university premises on 1st April. FIR details mention that a student violated lockdown & misbehaved with security personnel, & later gathered a crowd, violating lockdown.

4 Apr 2020, 3:40 PM

India is simply not testing enough to fight the COVID-19 virus, says Rahul Gandhi

India is simply not testing enough to fight the COVID-19 virus. Making people clap &and shining torches in the sky isn't going to solve the problem, tweeted Rahul Gandhi

4 Apr 2020, 3:37 PM

Switch off lights at 9 pm on Sunday may cause instability in grid & voltage fluctuation which may harm electrical appliances,says Ministry of Power

PM has appealed to voluntarily switch off lights between 9:00 p.m to 9:09 pm on April 5. Some apprehensions have been expressed that this may cause instability in grid&voltage fluctuation which may harm electrical appliances.These apprehensions are misplaced:Ministry of Power.

4 Apr 2020, 3:20 PM

I am warning those who are spreading wrong messages to the citizens, says Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

Like COVID-19 virus, there is a communal virus too. I am warning those who are spreading wrong messages to the citizens and uploading such videos even for the sake of fun. This COVID19 virus sees no religion: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

4 Apr 2020, 3:05 PM

PM to hold meeting of council of ministers via video on April 6

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting of Council of Ministers via video conferencing on 6th April

4 Apr 2020, 2:50 PM

PM Modi also directed the concerned groups and officials to ensure sufficient production, procurement and availability of all essential medical equipment, says PM's Office

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also directed the concerned groups and officials to ensure sufficient production, procurement and availability of all essential medical equipment such as personal protective equipment, masks, gloves and ventilators: Prime Minister's office

4 Apr 2020, 2:44 PM

On 5th April, let us be careful while lighting diyas or candles. Use soap to wash your hands and not alcohol-based sanitizers prior to lighting: Indian Army

4 Apr 2020, 2:43 PM

87 persons have been arrested, 52 vehicles seized and 53 FIRs filed during last 24 hours: West Bengal Police

4 Apr 2020, 2:42 PM

Traders in Dehradun's vegetable market say that they are incurring losses due to Coronavirus

Uttarakhand: Traders in Dehradun's vegetable market say that they are incurring losses due to COVID-19 lockdown. Harish Kumar, a trader says, "Very few buyers come. Vegetables get spoiled so we have to throw it on roads or in the dump. Nobody is paying heed to our problems".

4 Apr 2020, 2:24 PM

Country's COVID-19 death toll rises to 68, number of cases to 2,902

The number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 2,902 on Saturday while the death toll rose to 68, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,650, while 183 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated to another country, it said.

As per the ministry's updated data on coronavirus cases Saturday morning, six fresh deaths were reported -- three from Maharahtra, two from Delhi and one from Gujarat.

Thus, Maharashtra has reported the most deaths (19) so far, followed by Gujarat (9), Telengana (7), Madhya Pradesh (6), Delhi (6), Punjab (5), Karnataka (3), West Bengal (3), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (2) and Kerala (2).

Andhra Pradesh,Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each.

The figure of 2,902 includes 55 foreign nationals.

4 Apr 2020, 2:21 PM

20 more Jamaat attendees test positive in Haryana

At least 20 more members of the Tablighi Jamaat, who returned from the congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz in March, were tested positive for coronavirus in Haryana on Saturday, taking their total number in the past 24 hours to 25.

Thirteen, mostly belonging to Bangladesh, were reported from Palwal district, while five from Faridabad and two from Bhiwani.

Also, Faridabad reported three other patients, taking the total number of cases in the district to 14.

4 Apr 2020, 2:20 PM

AP reports 16 new cases, tally climbs to 180

The COVID-19 positive numbers continue to climb steadily with every passing day in Andhra Pradesh. The state has reported 16 new cases in the 12 hours ending 10 a.m. on Saturday. With this, the state's tally of COVID-19 cases stood at 180.

According to the statement issued by the state nodal officer on Saturday, four new cases each were reported from Kishna and Kadapa districts respectively. Similarly, three new cases, each from Guntur and Kurnool districts were confirmed, and Chittooru and Prakaasam districts reported one case each.

4 Apr 2020, 2:19 PM

16 people tested positive for Coronavirus in Palwal, Haryana

16 people (out of 56) have tested positive for Coronavirus in the district. All these people are related to Markaz Nizamuddin: Dr Brahmdeep Singh, CMO, Palwal, Haryana.

4 Apr 2020, 1:53 PM

A 42-year-old man dies due to COVID-19 in Indore; state death toll reaches 10: Official

4 Apr 2020, 1:51 PM

Six more positive cases in Madhya Pradesh, 164 total cases

6 more persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal, taking the total number of cases to 164 in the state: State Health Department

4 Apr 2020, 1:26 PM

We've setup 'UP COVID-Care Fund' for strengthening of health care system in the state, says CM Yogi Adityanath

We've setup 'UP COVID-Care Fund' for strengthening of health care system in the state. This will help in establishment of more testing labs. We also aim to start manufacturing unit for PPE kits,N95 masks&ventilators.I appeal to all incl all MLAs to contribute to the fund: UP CM

4 Apr 2020, 1:24 PM

47 new positive cases in Maharashtra, tally jumps to 537

With as many as 47 persons testing positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra, the figure of such patients in the state jumped to 537 on Saturday, officials said.

The number of such patients till Friday night was 490, they said.

As per the updates given by the public health department, in Mumbai there are 28 new patients in the last 12 hours, 15 in the Mumbai metropolitan region (excluding Mumbai), two in Pune and one each in Amravati and Pimpri Chinchwad.

4 Apr 2020, 12:59 PM

A 16-year-old Tablighi Jamaat attendee tests positive in Chandigarh

A 16-year-old Tablighi Jamaat (Delhi) attendee has tested positive for Coronavirus, in Chhattisgarh. He is one of the 16 attendees who had came to Korba from Maharashtra and were sent to quarantine by the district administration: Korba District Administration

4 Apr 2020, 12:42 PM

Govt puts curbs on export of diagnostic kits with immediate effect: Commerce ministry notification

4 Apr 2020, 12:40 PM

COVID-19: Government issues advisory asking people to wear 'homemade face covers' especially when they step out of their houses

4 Apr 2020, 12:07 PM

Ten more persons test coronavirus positive in Gujarat; state count jumps to 105: Official

4 Apr 2020, 12:06 PM

47 fresh cases in Maharashtra today, 537 total cases

47 fresh Coronovirus positive cases reported in Maharashtra today- 28 in Mumbai, 15 in Thane district, 1 in Amravati, 2 in Pune and 1 in Pimpri Chinchwad; The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 537: Maharashtra Health Department

4 Apr 2020, 12:05 PM

I hope the concerns of engineers and power grids are also being taken care of by UP government, says Priyanka Gandhi

Whilst the Country is expressing its solidarity and unity in the fight against Coronavirus, I hope the concerns of engineers and power grids are also being taken care of by UP government, so that there is no obstruction in the power supply during the crisis and in times of need, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi in Hindi.

4 Apr 2020, 11:53 AM

16 new positive cases in last 12 hours in Andhra Pradesh, 180 total cases

In the last 12 hours (till 1030hrs today), Andhra Pradesh has recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases- 4-in Krishna, 4-Kadapa, 3-Guntur, 3-Kurnool, 1-Chittor and 1-Parakasam districts; the total positive cases in the state now stand at 180: Andhra Pradesh Health Department

4 Apr 2020, 11:49 AM

Railways will begin to resume all its services from April 15

Railways has begun preparing to resume all its services from April 15 after a 21-day suspension of its passenger trains in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak: sources

4 Apr 2020, 11:49 AM

In the last two days, 600 people (related to Markaz Nizamuddin) in Delhi have been quarantined, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain

In the last two days, 600 people (related to Markaz Nizamuddin) in Delhi have been quarantined. We are trying to trace all contacts: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain

4 Apr 2020, 11:40 AM

There are 386 Coronavirus positive patients incl 259 from Markaz Nizamuddin

Till now, there are 386 Coronavirus positive patients incl 259 from Markaz Nizamuddin; We have only 7000-8000 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits left in our stock which will last 2-3 days. We've demanded 50,000 PPE kits on urgent basis: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain.

4 Apr 2020, 11:18 AM

Death toll in Gujarat rises to 10

One COVID-19 patient has passed away in Ahmedabad, the death toll in Gujarat has risen to 10 now. Also, 10 more persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in the state, taking the total number of cases to 105 in the state: State Health Department

4 Apr 2020, 11:04 AM

One more woman dies of COVID-19 in Ahmedabad; state death toll rises to 10: Official

4 Apr 2020, 11:03 AM

AIIMS employees to donate one day's salary to PM CARES Fund

Employees of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to donate one day's salary to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) to fight Coronavirus

4 Apr 2020, 11:01 AM

Large scale testing is necessary for this lockdown to be successful, says Priyanka Gandhi

It is imperative that India immediately ramps up its rate of testing. Extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing. In order for this lockdown to yield results, it has to be backed up by large scale testing and other measures to support the medical infrastructure systems in this country.

.scale testing and other measures to support the medical infrastructure systems in our country.

The government must act now, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi

4 Apr 2020, 10:54 AM

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued orders for the manufacture of 66 crore triple layer special masks made of ‘khadi’

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued orders for the manufacture of 66 crore triple layer special masks made of ‘khadi’. These masks will be washable&reusable. The poor will get it free of cost and for others it will be sold at a nominal price: Uttar Pradesh Govt

4 Apr 2020, 10:36 AM

Telangana tracing contacts of woman tested positive after death

Health officials in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district were trying to trace the contacts of a woman who tested positive after her death.

The 55-year-old woman, who was running a kirana (provisions) shop in Chegur village, near Hyderabad, died on April 1 at the government-run Osmania Hospital in the city. The next day she was cremated in the village.

However, the samples collected during her treatment at the hospital later showed she was Covid-19 positive. It was only on Friday that the health department declared she tested positive.

The news sent the village into a tizzy. About 30 teams of health officials, revenue and police swung into action to screen the villagers.

Telangana has so far reported death of nine persons due to covid-19. Barring this woman, all others had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi last month.

4 Apr 2020, 10:34 AM

5 more persons test positive in Rajasthan, 196 total cases

5 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, taking the total number of cases to 196 in the state including 41 Tablighi Jamaat (Delhi) attendees: State Health Department

4 Apr 2020, 10:33 AM

There has been a spike of 355 cases in the country in the last 12 hours

4 Apr 2020, 10:30 AM

60-year-old COVID-19 patient with "no travel history" dies in Bikaner, reported NDTV

4 Apr 2020, 10:27 AM

After 3 COVID-19 cases, Bomikhal area in Bhubaneswar sealed

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday sealed Bomikhal area here after three COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the area.

BMC restricted entry and exit into Bomikhal area where three COVID-19 positive cases were detected on Friday evening. The move is aimed to contain the possible spread of COVID-19. The corporation has declared the region as a containment zone.

"No public shall be allowed to move into the containment zone and the inhabitants within the containment zone shall not move out," said a BMC order.

This is the second area in Bhubaneswar being sealed in two consecutive days.

4 Apr 2020, 10:24 AM

A 36-year-old COVID19 patient passes away in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: A 36-year-old COVID19 patient passes away in Chhindwara; Total number of positive cases in the state is 155, 9 deaths

4 Apr 2020, 10:20 AM

601 positive cases in last 4 hours, 2092 total cases in India, 68 deaths

Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 68 in India, number of cases increases to 2,902: Health Ministry

4 Apr 2020, 9:54 AM

112 French nationals flown out from Kochi

A total of 112 French nationals stuck in Kerala since the lockdown began was flown out on a special Air India flight from on Saturday morning, said airport officials.

4 Apr 2020, 8:58 AM

Rajasthan reports 12 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 8 of them linked to Tablighi Jamaat; total 191 now: Officials

4 Apr 2020, 8:22 AM

US sets new global record with 1,480 virus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

The United States recorded nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the worst 24-hour death toll globally since the pandemic began.

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