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Coronavirus Highlights March 28: COVID-19 Cases In India Climb To 918; Italy Sees Almost 1000 Deaths In One Day

The Number Of COVID-19 Cases Climbed To 834 In India On Saturday With The Death Toll Rising To 19, According To The Union Health Ministry.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 28 Mar 2020, 11:57:03 PM
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Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE: COVID-19 Cases In India Climb To 834; Italy Sees Almost 1000 Deaths In One Day (Photo Credit: Image for representation/IANS)

New Delhi:

The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 873 in India on Saturday with the death toll rising to 20. One person died in a Kochi hospital in first death from Kerala state on Saturday. According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of active novel coronavirus cases in the country stood at 775, while 78 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic claimed 969 lives, a new single-day record high in fatalities, in Italy on Friday. The total number of coronavirus cases in Italy reached 86,498 on Friday, exceeding the total figure registered in China. The United States now has more than 100,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed Friday. There have been 100,717 cases including 1,544 deaths so far. (With Agency Inputs)

85-year-old doctor who died in Mumbai on Friday confirmed as coronavirus patient; death toll in Maharashtra now six

6 more COVID19 positive cases in Kerala- 2 from Thiruvananthapuram and 1 each from Kollam, Malappuram, Kasaragod and Palakkad: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

All 16 samples tested today in Kangra are negative, including 13 of close contacts of COVID19 positive patients: Deputy Commissioner Kangra Rakesh Prajapati, Himachal Pradesh

This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people & we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to PM Modi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai: Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar.



All MPs of BJP will release Rs. 1 crore from their MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) fund to the Central Relief Fund in support to fight against COVID19: Jagat Prakash Nadda, BJP national president .



All MPs & MLAs of Bhartiya Janta Party will donate their one month remuneration /salary to the Central Relief Fund to support the fight against COVID19: JP Nadda, BJP national president











8 new Coronavirus positive cases found in the state today - 7 in Mumbai and 1 in Nagpur. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 167: Maharashtra Health Ministry


University Grants Commission to contribute one day's salary to Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to combat COVID19. UGC also appeals to VCs of Universities & principals of colleges to urge their teaching & non-teaching colleagues to also contribute.

Helpline numbers started by govt in different states/UTs, in case anyone needs any help.



5 new coronavirus positive cases found in Noida today: Noida District Magistrate BN Singh

Ten new COVID-19 cases have been reported between 5 pm yesterday and 8 pm today, taking total number to 74 in Karnataka which includes three deaths and five cured/discharged persons: State Health Department

One more person tests positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand. The 21-year-old man returned from Dubai on March 18 & reported to hospital on March 26: State govt

7 more positive cases in Srinagar today. 4 cases-history of contact with already positive cases of religious congregation; other three-travel history outside J&K contacts being traced: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, Jammu & Kashmir

I have advised Chairman NHAI and Highway Concessioners/Toll Operators to consider providing food, water or any kind of support to migrant workers/citizens who are trying to reach to their respective native places: Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways



Existing norms under "Relief Measures - Provision for temporary accommodation,food,clothing medical care" would be applicable to homeless people including migrant labourers, stranded due to lockdown, and sheltered I relief camps and other places for providing them food etc: Govt of India



Police in Chennai has been creating awareness among the people about the importance of them staying at home amid coronavirus lockdown by making a police personnel wear a helmet designed to look like Coronavirus. The helmet has been designed by a local artist Gowtham.





Home Minister Amit Shah has approved Rs 5,751.27 crore of additional central assistance under National Disaster Response Fund to eight states which were affected by floods/ landslides/cyclone/drought during 2019: Home Minister's Office



Tamil Nadu has two new positive cases - a 42-year-old man who had returned from West Indies and a 49-year-old man who had returned from UK.




A 69-year-old man died due to coronavirus at Kochi Medical College today, ANI reported quoting Ernakulam DMO Dr NK Kuttappan. This is the first death in Kerala, due to coronavirus.

Indian Railways has prepared isolation coaches to fight the coronavirus pandemic.



Arrangement of 1000 buses have been done to take the migrant workers to their respective hometowns amid coronavirus lockdownin Uttar Pradesh.



Delhi: Passes and identity cards of people being checked at Delhi-Noida border as they commute to their work or to provide/avail essential services.



Huge gathering in Delhi's Ghazipur area near Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border as police stopped people from heading to their native places in different districts of UP.



People queue up outside shops to purchase essential items as govt relaxes curfew between 10 am & 6 pm in Chandigarh.



Delhi: Passes and identity cards of people being checked at Delhi-Noida border as they commute to their work or to provide/avail essential services.



Two coronavirus positive cases found in the Rajasthan today- a 23-year-old man in Ajmer, who travelled to Punjab and a 21-year-old woman in Bhilwara. Total number of positive cases in the state now rises to 52.



In its updated figures at 9.30 am, the ministry mentioned two fresh deaths - one each in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Thus, deaths due to COVID-19 have so far been reported from Maharashtra (5), Gujarat (3), Karnataka (2), Madhya Pradesh (2) and one each from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Six new coronavirus positive cases in Gujarat; tally rises to 53: Officials

The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 873 in India on Saturday with the death toll rising to 19, according to the Union Health Ministry. According to the data, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 775, while 78 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.

Medicines may be issued/indented for 3 months at a time (in chronic diseases) through an authorised representative in the following special circumstances without requirement of the beneficiary himself/herself visiting wellness centre: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare



China has reported 54 new imported coronavirus cases, taking their tally in the last few days to 649, while the death toll in the country has risen to 3,295 with three more fatalities confirmed on Friday, China's National Health Commission said on Saturday.

According to Maharashtra Health Ministry, six news positive cases of coronavirus has been found in the state today- 5 in Mumbai and 1 in Nagpur. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 159.



Many migrant workers reached Lal Kua in Ghaziabad, after walking on foot from Delhi, Gurugram and other places, to take buses to their respective hometowns.



Dehradun: Restaurants can keep their kitchens open for take away/food deliveries from today.



Delhi Police have issued an advisory regarding cyber-crimes in the wake of COVID-19



Delhi Police are conducting checks on the non-essential movement of people, at the borders of the state.



The United States on Friday announced USD 174 million financial assistance to 64 countries including USD 2.9 million to India to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic. This is in addition to the USD 100 million aid announced by the US in February.

Iran announced 144 new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,926 new cases of infection. Meanwhile, Turkey's number of COVID-19 infections kept rising fastly as the second hardest-hit country in the Middle East.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France has risen by 13 per cent within a day to reach a total of 32,964 as of Friday. A total of 1,995 people had died so far.

The United States now has more than 100,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed Friday. There have been 100,717 cases including 1,544 death.


US has around 15,000 more confirmed cases than the second country on the list, Italy, and 20,000 more than China, where the disease was first identified but has since peaked.

The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 834 in India on Saturday with the death toll rising to 19, according to the Union Health Ministry. In its updated figures, the ministry stated two fresh deaths since Friday evening. According to the data, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 748, while 66 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated. 

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First Published : 28 Mar 2020, 07:47:43 AM

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