Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: India Sees Biggest Single-Day Rise; World Braces For Millionth Case (Photo Credit: Image for representation/Reuters)
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,965 in the country on Thursday while the death toll rose to 50, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1,764, of which 150 people were either cured or discharged and one migrated to another country, it said. On Wednesday, India saw the biggest single-day rise in the number of COVID-19 cases with more than 400 new cases being confirmed.
Menawhile, the World Health Organization said Wednesday it was deeply concerned about the near-exponential escalation of the new coronavirus pandemic, with the number of deaths doubling in a week.
There have been more than 9,00,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus worldwide since the pandemic emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP tally. According to the tally compiled using official sources, at least 9,05,589 COVID-19 infections including 45,719 deaths, have been recorded in 187 countries and territories globally till midnight. (With Agency Inputs)
It is very sad what has happened there(Nizamuddin). They(Tablighi Jamaat) shouldn't have organized such a big gathering involving foreigners who brought COVID-19 with them. They should have sought permission from the administration or cancelled the event:Defence Expert Qamar Agha
#WATCH BJP President, Jagat Prakash Nadda: Today the entire world including India is fighting against #COVID19, Sonia ji's statement at this time, that the lockdown was announced without prior preparation, is irresponsible&insensitive and shows petty politics. It is condemnable. pic.twitter.com/PAH4cvyYMz
— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2020
Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in Kerala, all hospitals in the district are instructed not to admit any patients from Kerala: Health and Family Welfare Department, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka
Ministry of Home Affairs issues 3rd Addendum to lockdown guidelines, given measures with SOP on the evacuation of foreign nationals and release from quarantine facilities. pic.twitter.com/QhTKzS0C4n
— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2020
We have traced 488 people in Assam who had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, 15 persons are yet to be traced. We have already collected 361 samples (out of 488) to test for COVID-19: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Ghaziabad DM has ordered an investigation after CMO Ghaziabad writes to police alleging that persons from Tablighi Jamat who are in quarantine at MMG hospital are walking around the ward without their trousers on and making lewd gestures towards the nurses.
There are 1062 people in Maharashtra who attended Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz, of which 890 have been traced. Of them, 4 persons are COVID19 positive;2 each from Pimpri-Chinchwad & Ahmednagar. There are total 423 positive cases in state & 20 deaths, so far: State Health Department
Delhi: Kanishk Yadav, a nursing officer at AIIMS has requested the administration to post him at COVID19 ward to support the team there. He states in his letter "Depute me at COVID19 ward at Trauma Centre; I am competent to handle all emergency situations." pic.twitter.com/8wysEoC4XT
— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2020
Ghaziabad: Police at MMG hospital conducting investigations into the allegations that persons from Tablighi Jamat who are in quarantine at the hospital are walking around the ward without their trousers on and making lewd gestures towards the nurses
27 persons associated with Tablighi Jamat traced in the state so far, out of which 19 persons have been tested negative for COVID 19, tracking for others underway: Health & Family Welfare Department, Odisha.
5 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar taking total number of cases to 29. 2 are from Gopalganj with travel history to Middle East and 1 from Saran with travel history to UK. 2 are from Gaya and are contacts of earlier positive cases: State Health Department
3 more persons have tested positive for COVID19 in Uttarakhand, taking the total number of cases to 10. There are 245 Tablighi Jamaat (Delhi) attendees in institutional quarantine in the state: State Health Department
The current lockdown on both domestic & international passenger flights is till April 15. A decision to restart the flights after this period remains to be taken. If required, we will have to assess the situation on a case by case basis: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri
Violent attacks being committed against doctors¶medical staff providing healthcare by risking their lives is condemned&anyone resorting to violence against them will be liable to strict legal action. All DGPs to take immediate action against culprits: MoS Home G Kishan Reddy
One 67-year-old COVID19 patient has passed away. He was also suffering from Tuberculosis: District Collector Palghar, Maharashtra; The total number of deaths in the state due to COVID19 rises to 21.
Over 1400 people from Maharashtra attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi. Out of which, around 1300 have been traced till now & are being quarantined in Maharashtra. Their samples will be collected for COVID-19 testing: State Health Minister Rajesh Tope
COVID-19 cases rise to 33 in Haryana, with active cases standing at 20: State Health Department
Eleven more people have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of cases to 131 in Rajasthan including two Italian & 14 attendees of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi: State Health department
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 2, 2020
According to latest inputs, a doctor as AIIMS in Delhi has also been found positive for coronavirus. The COVID-19 positive works in the Physiology Department. Currently, the case is in non-clinical stage.
Kerala High Court stays for three weeks the state govt order to allow sale of liquor to people suffering from Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome.
Kerala High Court stays the state govt order to allow sale of liquor to people suffering from Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome after they produce the certificate to the effect that they are suffering from the syndrome. The stay is for a period of three weeks. pic.twitter.com/UcUlvZlGcf
— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2020
Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Dharavi, Mumbai. A 52-year-old BMC sanitization worker has been found positive for the virus, he resides in the Worli area but was posted at Dharavi for cleaning: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
A COVID-19 symptomatic man has committed suicide in quarantine ward of a hospital in Shamli district. His report is awaited. Further investigation is underway: District Magistrate Jasjit Kaur
Certain media reports have claimed that Railways has started reservations for the post-lockdown period. It is to clarify that reservations for journeys after 14th April were never stopped and is not related to any new announcement: Ministry of Railways
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds meeting with Chief Ministers via video conferencing, on COVID-19 situation in the country. Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also present.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds meeting with Chief Ministers via video conferencing, on #COVID19 situation in the country. Home Minister Amit Shah & Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also present. pic.twitter.com/t0irTAXGc5
— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2020
We meet today in midst of an unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis. The magnitude of the challenge before us is daunting but our resolve to overcome it must be greater: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi at Congress Working Committee meeting (via video conferencing)
We are monitoring 362 people who had attended Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. Out of 27 people from Bidar who had attended, 11 have tested positive for COVID-19, while results of 16 others are awaited. Total positive cases in the state are 121: B Sriramulu, Karnataka Health Minister
One 85-year-old person from Alwar who had tested positive for COVID-19 has unfortunately died. He had a comorbid condition of brain stroke paralysis: Rohit Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Rajasthan Health Department
32 people were tested positive yesterday in Delhi out of which 29 people had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin. A total of 700 possibly infected & confirmed cases of COVID-19 are in different hospitals in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain
21 more COVID-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 132: Arja Srikanth, State Nodal Officer
Maharashtra: Dharavi area of Mumbai; a resident of the area who had tested positive for COVID-19 lost his life at Sion Hospital yesterday. The deceased person had symptoms like fever, cough, respiratory issues and also had a co-morbid condition of renal failure.
National Cadet Corps (NCC) issues guidelines for temporary employment of its cadets to augment relief efforts & functioning of various agencies involved in battling coronavirus.
India sees 131 new COVID-19 cases in the last 12 hours. Total number of positive cases of novel coronavirus rises to 1,965 in India (including 1764 active cases, 151 cured/discharged/migrated people and 50 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Another Death In Gujarat
According to Vadodara District Collector S Agarwal, a 52-year-old COVID-19 patient lost his life at SSG hospital on Thursday morning. He had a history of travel to Sri Lanka and was admitted to hospital on 19 March. 4 members of his family have also tested positive for the virus&are and are undergoing treatment.
12 more coronavirus cases in Indore; total cases rise to 98 in Madhya Pradesh: Official
Three persons test positive for COVID-19 in Assam's Goalpara district on Thursday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 16: state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Three more coronavirus cases reported in Maharashtra (2 from Pune & 1 from Buldhana) taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 338: Maharashtra Health Department
Naval Dockyard, Mumbai has designed & developed its own handheld infrared-based temperature sensor. The instrument has been manufactured under Rs. 1000, through in-house resources (which is a fraction of the cost of the temperature guns in the market): Indian Navy
Many private schools are sending messages to students' parents to deposit school fee. It is not appropriate to pressurize them for fees in such times. All schools have been instructed to postpone recovery of fees during coronavirus lockdown in Chhattisgarh: CM Bhupesh Baghel
Nine more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan (7 from Ramganj, and 1 each from Jodhpur and Jhunjhunu) taking the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state to 129: Rajasthan Health Department
In Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad, 13 people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi have been picked from a mosque in Barwalan area. According to SP (City) Amit Kumar Anand, "They are all from Assam. They will be placed under quarantine."
US President Donald Trump says US to evacuate Canadians, British from stranded cruise ship: AFP
The United States witnesses 884 coronavirus deaths in one day, a new record for casualities in a single day, AFP reports quoting Johns Hopkins University.
The US has begun repatriation of its stranded nationals, who want to return home, from India which is undergoing a 21-day lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus pandemic, a senior American diplomat has said.
World Health Organization said Wednesday it was deeply concerned about the near-exponential escalation of the new coronavirus pandemic, with the number of deaths doubling in a week. There are more than 9,00,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus worldwide since the pandemic emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP tally.
The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,834 in the country on Wednesday, registering the biggest single-day jump, while the death toll rose to 41, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1,649, while 143 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, the ministry stated.