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Economic Times | 27 May, 2020 | 12.32AM IST

Coronavirus Updates: Fatality rate has reduced from 3.3% to 2.87% in a month; lowest in the world, says Health Ministry

India has, so far, reported 1,45,380 cases and 4,167 deaths (including 80722 active cases, 60491 cured/migrated.)

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12:32 AM

Covid wrap: Important highlights of the day

  • 2091 new positive cases have been reported in Maharashtra today; taking the total number of cases to 54,758. 97 deaths have been reported today.
  • 101 new cases reported in Karnataka in last 24 hours (as of 5 pm today). Total number of cases in the state is now at 2283, including 1489 active cases & 44 deaths (2 due to 'non-COVID19' cause)
  • 646 new positive cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu today, taking the total number of positive cases to 17,728. The death toll is at 127 after 9 deaths were reported today.
  • 25 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Punjab today; taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 2106.
  • 91 new COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir; tally 1,759
  • The coronavirus death toll in Delhi has mounted to 288, while 412 fresh cases were reported during the day. Virus tally in the city is at 14,465.
  • In Gujarat total 14468 confirmed, 6636 discharged, 888 deaths
  • Telangana reported 71 new Covid positive cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 1,991. The state has so far suffered 57 Covid deaths.
11:40 PM

Telangana Health Min requests Centre to provide 1,000 ventilators to fight COVID-19

11:25 PM

Assam latest count:

11:24 PM

229 new COVID-19 positive cases in Uttar Pradesh, count reaches 6,724 in state

11:18 PM

Rome Colosseum to open after 3-month shutdown

Rome Colosseum to open after 3-month shutdown
11:12 PM

Virus spread 'still accelerating' in Brazil, Peru, Chile: WHO regional office

11:09 PM

11 more test COVID-19 positive in Tripura; tally rises to 209

10:37 PM

Kheer Bhawani Mela, Yatra will not take place due to COVID-19: J-K's Dharmarth Trust

10:31 PM

Mobile Covid-19 testing van for rural areas of Gautam Buddh Nagar

Azimuth Business on Wheels is a private company that claims to customise the vehicles as per the clients' needs. Samples with temperature ranging between four to eight-degree celsius can be kept in the testing van, explained Chief Development Officer (CDO), Gautam Buddh Nagar.
10:30 PM

India to expand Vande Bharat Mission to evacuate more Indians from abroad

10:18 PM

Out of 11 new COVID-19 cases in state, 10 are Mumbai returnees

- Tripura CM

10:17 PM

Nokia shuts plant in south India after 42 test positive for coronavirus

10:17 PM

One staff, 10 inmates of Delhi's Rohini jail recover from COVID-19

10:03 PM

236 new positive cases and 3 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan till 9 pm today.

Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 7536 including 170 deaths, 4276 recovered and 3090 active cases
09:51 PM

Telangana reported 71 new Covid positive cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 1,991.

The state has so far suffered 57 Covid deaths, while it saw 1,284 cured and discharged.
09:50 PM

Gujarat: 14468 confirmed, 6636 discharged, 888 deaths

09:49 PM

Madhya Pradesh COVID-19 cases cross 7,000 mark; death toll 305

09:10 PM

Indian start-up makes world's first contactless visitor management software

  • As Mumbai based start-up has come up with world's first contactless Visitor Management Software with temperature scanner and mask detection.
  • VAMS SafeGuard as is it called scans body temperature, read faces with a mask on while monitoring social distancing on the premise. The software uses 'AI' to allow entry of visitors, only who are only complying to all COVID protection measures.
  • The embedded face and palm recognition sensors provide 100% hands-free user authentication for various application including time and attendance, access control, visitor management, event management, contractor module along with others.
08:50 PM

Delhi govt issues guidelines for domestic travel, asymptomatic passengers to self-monitor health for 14 days

According to the guidelines, asymptomatic passengers will be permitted to go with advice that they shall self monitor their health for 14 days. In case, they develop any symptoms, they shall inform the concerned Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) or state helpline number.
08:49 PM

94 new positive cases have been reported in Haryana today; taking the total number of cases to 1305: Haryana Health Department.

08:49 PM

2091 new positive cases have been reported in Maharashtra today; taking the total number of cases to 54,758. 97 deaths have been reported today: Maharashtra Health Department

08:39 PM

Aarogya Setu app is now open source. The app reached to 50 million subscribers in 15 days and 100 million subscribers in 40 days. The App identified more than 3000 hotspots in 3-17 days ahead of time.

- NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

08:27 PM

Karnataka govt has decided to open temples from June 1. Standard Operating Protocol to be followed, which will be issued.

08:26 PM

91 new COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir; tally 1,759

08:20 PM

Lakhs of people from abroad will be coming to Kerala and government won't be able to bear the expenses of all. All people in institutional quarantine should pay: Kerala CM

08:17 PM

SC takes suo moto cognisance, asks Centre, states to provide free food, shelter to migrant labourers

08:05 PM

8 new cases reported in Jharkhand today:-

3 in Garhwa, 2 in Koderma, 1 in Palamu, 1 at RIMS (Ranchi), 1 in Dhanbad. The total number of positive cases in the state reaches 416.
08:02 PM

In consideration of the development of epidemic situation in India, Chinese side is planning to dispatch temporary flights to India to bring back students, tourists& business inspectors who are facing difficulties in India.

- Ji Rong, Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in India

07:45 PM

SAI resumes sports activities in two Delhi stadiums

07:33 PM

UN calls meeting to boost pandemic support for developing countries

07:25 PM

Pangolin to be tested for Covid-19

07:09 PM

646 new positive cases and 9 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu

07:08 PM

25 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Punjab today; taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 2106.

There are 148 active cases in the state now: Department of Information and Public Relations, Punjab Govt
06:57 PM

In last 24 hours, one CRPF personnel from Delhi tested positive for Covid-19. Total positive cases rise to 369: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

06:50 PM

German companies flying 200 workers to China in mass return

A flight carrying about 200 employees of German companies to China is to arrive Saturday in the first mass return of foreign workers since Beijing barred most visitors from overseas two months ago to fight the coronavirus.
06:43 PM

No major side-effects of HCQ, should be continued as preventive treatment for COVID-19: ICMR

"We found there were no major side affects except for nausea, vomiting, palpitation occasionally. Hence in our advisory we have recommended that it should be continued for prophylaxis as there is no harm. Benefit may be there," ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said.
06:42 PM

67 fresh cases in Kerala, over 1 lakh people under observation

06:33 PM

Nepal reports highest single-day coronavirus surge; total cases cross 750-mark

06:21 PM

In last 24 hours, seven Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have tested positive for COVID-19. Total active cases stand at 74: ITBP

06:17 PM

101 new cases reported in Karnataka in last 24 hours (as of 5 pm today). Total number of cases in the state is now at 2283, including 1489 active cases & 44 deaths (2 due to 'non-COVID19' cause): State Health Department

06:16 PM

Covid-19 testing van has been launched to facilitate testing in remote areas

06:14 PM

We will undertake disaster rescue works, but due caution will have to be taken due to the prevailing #COVID19 situation. He instructed the administration to make the necessary protective equipment, kits and masks available for this.

- Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

06:07 PM

Rajasthan govt allows taxis and autos to operate in red zones, except containment areas

06:05 PM

WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes

As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel.
05:52 PM

SC issues notice to Centre, states and UTs; seeks replies on steps taken to redeem the miseries of migrant labourers

05:51 PM

Complete lockdown in Thane's Mumbra area from Tuesday midnight in view of rising number of COVID-19 cases; only milk, medical shops will be open from 7 am to 9 am, all others to remain shut till further orders: Municipal commissioner Vijay Singhal

05:51 PM

SC on its own takes cognizance of problems and miseries of migrant labourers, who had been stranded in different parts of the country

05:41 PM

NHAI offered food, support to about 10,000 people including migrants till May 17

  • National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Tuesday said it has supported over 10,000 people across the country including migrants with food, water and other necessary help, during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
  • Besides ensuring seamless movement of essential items and medical services across the country, NHAI has supported over 10,000 people including migrants with food packets, drinking water, fruits, rice, and other necessary help till May 17, as per the latest data available with the authority.
05:40 PM

Spain declares 10-day official mourning for coronavirus victims

05:39 PM

101 new cases in K'taka, state total stands at 2283

05:26 PM

Spinny sells 300 used cars in lockdown, expects to return to pre-corona level volume by next month

Online used car retailing platform Spinny has managed to sell over 300 cars in the lockdown period amid changing buying behaviour of the customers due to the coronavirus pandemic and said it expects to return to pre-coronavirus level volume by the next month on the back of introduction of contactless home test drive initiative, the company said.
05:25 PM

Delhi Police files charge sheets against 82 foreigners for attending Nizamuddin event

05:25 PM

India facing its worst recession in current fiscal, says Crisil

  • India's fourth recession since independence, the first since liberalisation and perhaps the worst to date, is here, CRISIL said on Tuesday as it predicted the economy to shrink by 5 per cent in the current fiscal because of coronavirus lockdown.
  • "The first quarter (April to June 2020) will suffer a staggering 25 per cent contraction," it said in its assessment of India's GDP.
  • "About 10% of gross domestic product (GDP) in real terms could be permanently lost. So going back to the growth rates seen before the pandemic is unlikely in the next three fiscals."
05:24 PM

SAI resumes sports activities in capital's JLN and National stadiums

  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday started activities in two out of its five stadiums in the national capital after the central government green lighted resumption of outdoor sports in a phased manner.
  • According to a SAI statement, sporting activities have resumed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from Tuesday afternoon in slots of one hour which needs to be pre-booked online.
05:24 PM

UP CM Yogi Adityanath directs officials to complete skill-mapping of migrant labourers in 15 days, get survey conducted for their adjustment in MSMEs and industrial units

05:23 PM

Around 1.25 lakh people sent to Bihar, 96,610 to Uttar Pradesh, 3,000 to Jharkhand

- Delhi Dy CM Sisodia

05:23 PM

Lunch, dinner being served to needy people at 2,500 camps set up by Delhi govt

- Dy CM Sisodia

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