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Economic Times | 04 Apr, 2020 | 11.59PM IST

Coronavirus Highlights: India death toll rises to 75, total cases of 3,072

Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 75 in India, the number of cases increases to 3,072: Health Ministry

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11:52 PM

One more death in Rajasthan

A 60-yr-old COVID-19 positive woman has died; cases in the state climb to 204.
11:50 PM

43 new cases in Telangana

Total number of cases in the state climbed to 272.
10:38 PM

ICMR:

10:01 PM

Maharashtra cases up to 635

The state added 145 new cases and six deaths on April 4.
09:58 PM

Italy death toll rises by 681

09:48 PM

Delhi cases rise to 445; Kejriwal says no community transmission

09:36 PM

Ukrainian doctors fly to Italy to help combat virus

09:27 PM

Himachal Pradesh sanctions Rs 1 crore for PPE, N95 masks for cops

09:03 PM

Two more cases in Mumbai's Dharavi

08:57 PM

Spain to extend lockdown until April 25

08:31 PM

Sri Lanka bans incoming passenger flights indefinitely

08:30 PM

11 more test positive in Bengal, total cases up to 49

07:59 PM

18 new cases in Haryana, tally reaches 48

07:51 PM

Singapore reports 75 new cases

Singapore has reported a total of 1,189 infections and suffered six deaths from the global pandemic.
07:48 PM

EU approves state support for Portugal, Poland, Greece

A series of multi-billion-euro state support packages are expected to help soften the economic impact of the coronavirus, through grants and loan guarantees.
07:35 PM

India's death toll rises to 75, cases climb to 3,072

07:28 PM

52 new cases and four deaths in Mumbai today

07:23 PM

Global death toll crosses 60,000

07:10 PM

In the works:

07:08 PM

Andhra Pradesh reports 26 more cases, state tally at 190

06:59 PM

Britain death toll rises to 4,313

06:58 PM

Free COVID-19 testing, treatment for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries

Testing and treatment to be free of cost for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries at private labs and empanelled hospitals
06:51 PM

Low-cost indigenous swab for testing developed

A team of researchers has developed a low-cost indigenous prototype of polymer swab which can be used for collection of samples for coronavirus testing.
06:30 PM

Delhi's LNJP hospital to function as a dedicated COVID-19 facility

06:27 PM

74 new cases in Tamil Nadu, state total now 485

06:24 PM

Punjab's plans

05:56 PM

I appeal to all elders to stay safe and stay indoors since they are at risk

- CM Kejriwal on coronavirus cases in Delhi

05:55 PM

Eleven coronavirus patients in ICU in Delhi, five on ventilator

- Arvind Kejriwal

05:53 PM

6 more test positive in Uttarakhand; total case count 22

In Uttarakhand, six more COVID19 cases have been reported today, taking total number of cases to 22: State Health Department
05:45 PM

UP's coronavirus count rises to 227 with 94 linked to Tablighi Jamaat

  • The number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh rose to 227 on Saturday with 94 cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi.
  • Of these, 21 have fully recovered while others are undergoing treatment at hospitals, Principal Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said.
  • The state's count on Friday was 174 and two people — one each in Basti and Meerut — have died.
  • There has been a steep rise in the cases in the past two days, primarily because of a number of those linked to the Jamaat testing positive, Prasad said, adding that the number of districts affected by the virus has also gone up to 27.
05:44 PM

Six patients have died till now, out of these five were above 60

- CM Kejriwal on COVID-19 cases in Delhi

05:42 PM

16 new cases reported in Karnataka, total cases rise to 144

  • COVID-19 cases reach 144 in Karnataka including four deaths & 11 discharged/cured people.
  • 16 new cases have been reported in the state today: Karnataka Health Department
05:39 PM

18 more test positive in Haryana today, total active cases 48

  • 18 more COVID19 cases reported in Haryana today (13 in Palwal, 1 in Kaithal and 2 each in Gurugram & Bhiwani), taking the total number of active cases in the state to 48.
  • 14 people have been cured/discharged from hospitals: Haryana Health Department
05:33 PM

One more tests positive for COVID-19 in Bihar, total count 31

  • A 37-year-old man from Gaya district, whose wife had recently tested positive for COVID- 19, was also found to have contracted the disease, taking the total number of cases in Bihar to 31, officials said on Saturday.
  • The test reports of the man, who along with his wife was placed under quarantine at a hospital in the central Bihar town, arrived on Friday night, according to Gaya District Magistrate Abhishek Singh.
  • Samples of other members of the man's family were also sent for examination, and results of these turned out to be negative.
  • Of the 31 cases reported from the state so far, one person has died and three have recovered.
05:31 PM

Since March, 75,000 masks stitched by Tihar, Mandoli jail inmates

Prisoners at Tihar and Mandoli jails have stitched 75,000 face masks since March for traffic police, prisons' inmates and for organisations that placed orders in wake of coronavirus outbreak: Officials
05:28 PM

Telangana official tests positive for COVID-19, booked for cover-up

  • A COVID-19 positive state government official has been booked for not disclosing his attendance at the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi last month, police said on Saturday.
  • The official is currently undergoing treatment in the state-run Gandhi Hospital, Jangoan police inspector D Mallesh said, adding, the case was booked on Friday.
  • The man, working in the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) of Jangoan, participated in the religious congregation in Delhi on March 15 without permission or leave and returned three days later.
05:24 PM

Swiss coronavirus death toll rises to 540, confirmed cases top 20,00

05:22 PM

Since March, 75,000 masks stitched by Tihar, Mandoli jail inmates

  • Prisoners at the Tihar and Mandoli jails here have stitched 75,000 face masks since March for the traffic police, the prisons' inmates and for organisations that placed orders in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic, prison department officials said.
  • The department has also produced 750 litres of sanitiser, they said.
  • "The masks are being prepared at the Tihar and Mandoli jails. These masks are also being supplied to the Rohini jail. We are preparing masks majorly for our own use and are also supplying them to different organisations as per their requirement," Director General for Prisons Sandeep Goel said.
  • "The Delhi Traffic Police approached us and we gave them 3,000 masks last week," he said.
05:20 PM

PM Modi to interact with floor leaders of political parties (who have more than 5 MPs in Parliament) through video conferencing on 8th April at 11 am

- Union Minister Pralhad Joshi

05:19 PM

Two more, who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, test positive in Bharatpur

21 people have tested positive in Rajasthan today out of which 10 are linked to Tablighi Jamaat. Total cases stand at 200: State Health Department
05:17 PM

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

- Ministry of Railways

05:16 PM

US Tennis Association says best to not play now

  • The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • In a posting on its website, the USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a collective pause” from tennis.
  • The statement from the organization that runs the U.S. Open Grand Slam tournament said there have not been specific studies about tennis and the COVID-19 illness.
  • But there is “the possibility” that germs could be transferred among people via sharing and touching of tennis balls, net posts, court surfaces, benches or gate handles.
05:14 PM

MP: Tablighi Jamaat event attendee, student test positive

  • Two people, one of whom attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in New Delhi's Nizamuddin area last month, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday in Khargone in Madhya Pradesh, health officials said.
  • The number of COVID-19 patients in the district now stands at three, one of whom, a 65-year-old, had died in Indore last week, they said.
  • "A 49-year-old man from here who had gone to South Africa and then flown to Delhi to attend the Tablighi Jamaat event has tested positive on Saturday. He is a resident of Sahkar Nagar here and had returned to Khargone on March 19," said Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Rajni Dabar.
05:06 PM

8 hospitals earmarked in 4 Konkan districts

  • Eight hospitals with 745 beds in four districts of Maharashtra's Konkan division have been earmarked as facilities to treat COVID-19 patient, officials said here on Saturday.
  • These hospitals are in Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg, they said.
  • "These comprise four hospitals with 420 beds in total in Thane, one hospital with 100 beds in Raigad, one hospital with 75 beds in Sindhudurg and two hospitals with 150 beds in Ratnagiri," an official said.
05:01 PM

Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat

  • Poaching and habitat loss have decimated Indonesia's orangutan population, but now coronavirus has emerged as another potential deadly threat to the critically endangered species.
  • While there have been no confirmed cases of transmission from humans to the fuzzy-haired apes, they share 97 percent of our DNA.
  • And staff at a rehabilitation centre in jungle-covered Borneo are not taking any chances.
  • The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation has closed its doors to visitors and told staff to step up precautions to avoid passing on infection, including by wearing masks and protective gloves.
04:57 PM

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

Reports PTI
04:56 PM

K'taka CM requests employers not to cut salaries of servants, drivers

  • Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has appealed to employers not to cut salaries of their maids, servants and drivers who are unable to attend work due to lockdown that has been enforced to check the spread of COVID-19.
  • He said the compassionate gesture of employers will support the poor and needy.
  • In a tweet, the Chief Minister said, "I request all the employers not to cut salaries of their maids, servants, drivers etc., who are not able to work due to social distancing.
04:53 PM

In govt hospitals, we have 1500 ventilators & arranging for further 2000 for other hospitals which are under Mahatma Jyotiba Phule

- Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope

04:52 PM

Confirmed coronavirus deaths in Netherlands rise by 164 to 1,651

04:51 PM

We have stock of 25,000 Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs), 25 lakh N95 masks & 25 lakh Triple-layer masks

- Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope

04:49 PM

We've received 2000 rapid test kits & will start rapid tests from tomorrow. If a person tests positive in rapid test, we need to confirm it with PCR test

- State Health Minister KK Shailaja

04:48 PM

9 labs are conducting polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests in Kerala

- State Health Minister KK Shailaja

04:43 PM

Sale and use of chewing/bubble gum and similar products prohibited till 30th June in Himachal Pradesh

04:37 PM

Sourav Ganguly helps ISKCON feed 10,000 more people daily during lockdown period

  • BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Saturday extended a helping hand to ISKCON's Kolkata centre, enabling them to feed 20,000 people, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, every day.
  • The Kolkata ISKCON was feeding 10,000 people daily, before.
  • Wearing all protective gears such as mask and gloves, the former India captain visited the ISKCON city centre and promised support.
04:34 PM

A sanitising chamber for disinfecting people

04:29 PM

We are increasing our COVID-19 testing capacity progressively

- Health ministry official

04:26 PM

Rigorous contact tracing is going on in 17 states that reported COVID-19 cases related to Tablighi Jamaat

- Health ministry official

04:22 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

04:18 PM

Condition of 58 COVID-19 patients is critical and they are in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi

- Health ministry

04:17 PM

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

- Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal

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