Coronavirus Outbreak: Another Day Of Record Rise As COVID-19 Cases Climb To 3,072 In India With 75 Deaths- 10 Points
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India saw another day of steep rise in the number of novel coronavirus cases on Saturday (Photo Credit: Pixabay)
The number of novel coronavirus cases crossed the 3,000-mark on Saturday while 13 new fatalities took the death toll to 75, the Union Health Ministry said. India saw another day of steep rise in the number of novel coronavirus cases on Saturday with 525 fresh infections being recorded in a 24-hour span. This is the highest rise in the number of cases in such period with the previous record being set on Friday. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases stood at 3,072 on Saturday evening, including 57 foreign nationals, according to the ministry data. Meanwhile, the global death toll of the coronavirus pandemic crossed over 60,000 people, with nearly three quarters of these deaths in Europe.
Here's All You Need To Know About The Latest On Coronavirus Pandemic in India and The World:
- The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,784, while 212 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated. The death toll rose to 75 after 13 fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 3,072, including 57 foreign nationals, according to the ministry data.
- Almost 30 per cent of positive coronavirus cases in India - 1,023 out of 3,072 - have been linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event in west Nizamuddin area of Delhi, According to the Health Ministry, these cases had spread across 17 states and union territories. The religious event held at a 100-year-old mosque complex in south Delhi has been declared a coronavirus hotspot by the government, with 22,000 who were either at the event or came in contact with Jamaat members quarantined.
- The cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat have been reported from Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand.
- The Narendra Modi-government on Saturday issued an advisory asking people to wear "homemade face covers" particularly when they step out of their houses in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. India has reported 2,902 case with 68 deathts due to the novel coronavirus outbreak till Saturday morning. The Centre said that those stepping outside their houses should cover their faces with reusable homemade masks in addition to measures like social distancing and regular hand washing.
- The central government has said that there was no danger of any electricity grid failure during the "coronavirus blackout" on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Friday urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday to display the country's "collective resolve" to defeat COVID-19 pandemic. There have been concerns that the blackout may impact the electricity grid due sudden drop in peak power demand. Allaying these fears, the power ministry said these "apprehensions are misplaced and all protocols are in place to handle the fluctuation in demand".
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a meeting to review different states' preparedness related to coronavirus, a week after the government formed 11 empowered groups to fight against COVID-19 pandemic. He directed officials to ensure availability of essential medical equipment such as personal protective equipment, masks, gloves and ventilators, his office said in a tweet.
- The central government has decided to put curbs on the exports of the diagnostic kits from the country. In a circular issued on Saturday afternoon, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade said that 'the export of diagnostic kits (diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, preparation diagnostic or laboratory reagents)... is restricted with immediate effect.' The move is aimed at providing much-needed help to health workers across the country.
- With 59 more people testing positive for coronavirus in Delhi on Staurday, the total number of cases in the national capital climbed to 445, the Health Department said. The total cases include 301 people who took part in a religious congregation in Nizamuddin earlier this month. In Mumbai, the metro city with the most number of cases- fifth case has been recorded in Dharavi- Asia's largest slum.
- The centre will provide free coronavirus testing and treatment facilities to over 50 crore Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme beneficiaries, the National Health Authority said today. Private labs and empanelled hospitals will be roped in for extending free service to the masses.
- The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 60,000 people worldwide, nearly three quarters of them in Europe, since it emerged in China in December, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources on Saturday evening. A total of 60,457 deaths due to COVID-19 have been recorded. With 14,681 deaths, Italy is the country with the highest death toll, followed by Spain (11,744), the United States (7,159), France (6,507) and Britain (4,313). Since COVID-19 first emerged, 1,130,204 cases have been declared officially in the world, with more than half of them in Europe (610,846). There have been 290,219 in the United States and Canada (7,325 deaths between them) and 115,777 cases in Asia (4,124 deaths).
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First Published : 05 Apr 2020, 12:00:09 AM