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Coronavirus Highlights: 1,975 New Cases, 47 Deaths In Last 24 Hours, Says Health Ministry

More than 2,864,070 cases were registered in 193 countries and territories. Of these cases, at least 772,900 are now considered recovered.

Coronavirus Highlights: 1,975 New Cases, 47 Deaths In Last 24 Hours, Says Health Ministry
A senior police officer applauds as Disaster Response Force personnel arrive to disinfect a containment zone during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Hyderabad. | PTI Photo
Coronavirus Highlights: 1,975 New Cases, 47 Deaths In Last 24 Hours, Says Health Ministry
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2020-04-26T22:21:05+05:30

The new coronavirus has claimed at least 200,736 lives since its outbreak in China in December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.

More than 2,864,070 cases were registered in 193 countries and territories. Of these cases, at least 772,900 are now considered recovered.

The average doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in the country is 9.1 days as of now and from Friday 8 am to Saturday 8 am, India recorded a six per cent growth in new cases, which is the lowest daily growth rate recorded since the country crossed 100 cases, the government said.

Here are all the updates:

9:50 PM: Delhi: The area between Kumhar Gali & Chaupal Chawk in Kotla Mubarakpur & Gali No. 3, 4, 5 in Majlis Park have been identified as a containment zone, said Delhi Government

9:19 PM: J-K reports seventh COVID-19 death as pregnant woman, who died at a hospital on Saturday, tests positive for coronavirus: Officials. 

9:05 PM: 324 new COVID19 cases and 13 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 5194 & deaths to 204. 135 patients discharged today after recovery; total 897 patients discharged till today: Public Health Department, Mumbai

9:00 PM: 34 new COVID19 positive cases reported in Dharavi today; the total number of positive cases in Dharavi is now 275 including 14 deaths: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

8:15 PM: After some staffers of the Delhi government's Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital tested positive for coronavirus, the medical facility has decided to screen all its staff members and it will be shut for the next three days, officials said on Sunday.

The hospital is located in Jahangirpuri, which is one of the containment zones in the national capital.

8:10 PM:  Sri Lanka cancelled the leave of all security forces personnel to contain the spread of coronavirus after 95 sailors tested positive for the killer disease.

8:07 PM: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, in a video conference today, requested Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to arrange for the safe return of Odia people working there. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan joined the discussion from Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister's Office

7:49 PM: 440 new positive COVID19 cases & 19 deaths reported in the state today, taking the total number of cases to 8,068 and death toll to 342, till date. 112 patients discharged today, while a total of 1,188 patients have been discharged till now: Maharashtra Health Department

7:10 PM: Over 80 cases were registered and 2,422 people detained in Delhi on Sunday for violating government orders during the coronavirus lockdown, police said. 

6:06 PM: 1,975 new COVID-19 cases and 47 deaths reported in the last 24 hours as the total number of positive cases in India rises to 26,917 (including 5914 cured/ discharged/ migrated and 826 deaths): Health Ministry

5:42 PM: Tamil Nadu Govt promulgates an ordinance to make provision of fine and one to three years jail term for those who block or attempt to block burial or cremation of any person who dies due to notified diseases, under Tamil Nadu Public Health Act.

5:35 PM: 29 more positive COVID19 cases have been reported in last 24 hours from J&K. All 29 cases are from Kashmir Division. Toll now reaches 523, of which 466 cases are in Kashmir valley and 57 in Jammu Division: Department of Information & Public Relation, Jammu and Kashmir

5:16 PM: The number of hotspots identified across UP now stands at 402. As many as 31,000 vehicles have been seized till date for violation of coronavirus lockdown norms: Awanish K Awasthi, State Additional Chief Secretary (Home)

4: 56 PM: MNCs, IT, BPO offices in Gurgaon may have to 'work from home' till July end in view of COVID-19 crisis: Senior Haryana govt official.

4:54 PM: 2,189 cases have been registered and 10,062 people arrested till date, in connection with violation of coronavirus lockdown in the state. 5,296 vehicles have been seized: Uttarakhand Police

3:52PM: Spain's daily coronavirus death toll dropped to 288 on Sunday, the lowest since March 20, as the country eased its lockdown to allow children outside for the first time in six weeks.

The health ministry said the figure dropped from 378 on Saturday and brought Spain's total toll to 23,190, the third highest number of deaths after the United States and Italy.

3:42PM: A junior doctor at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College here has been tested positive for COVID-19, the third medic in the establishment to be infected with the virus, Aligarh district health authorities said.

2:39PM:  Two more persons, including a healthcare worker at AIIMS, Rishikesh have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand, taking the number of confirmed pandemic cases in the state to 50. 

2:37PM: The Supreme Court heard 593 matters via video-conferencing and delivered judgement in 215 of them in a month during the unprecedented nationwide lockdown.

1:06PM: A senior government doctor involved in the fight against COVID-19 and a 34-year-old man, both diagnosed with the diease, died at a hospital in Kolkata on Sunday, sources at the facility said.

1:02PM: Fourteen Border Security Force (BSF) jawans have been quarantined in Chhattisgarh for suspected coronavirus infection after they returned from Agra, officials said on Sunday.

Their final test reports are awaited, a senior official said.

12:52PM: 81 coronavirus cases reported in Andhra Pradesh in last 24 hours: total number of cases now 1,097: state govt.

12:41PM: We are going through difficult times, will have to continue our efforts to reduce number of COVID-19 infections in Delhi: CM Kejriwal. 

12:29PM: Delhi govt will not allow any further relaxation in lockdown till May 3, except those permitted by Union home ministry: CM Arvind Kejriwal.

11:46AM: PM Modi warns people against complacency in fight against COVID-19, says we have to continue being careful and taking right precautions.

11:42AM: PM Modi exhorts people to stop spitting in public places, says it will increase basic hygiene and strengthen fight against COVID-19.

11:38AM: Wearing mask has to become a habit; it does not mean a person wearing it is unwell, it is just wise precaution: PM Modi on COVID-19.

11:31AM: I feel very proud when world leaders thank India and its people for assistance amid coronavirus pandemic: PM Modi in radio address.

11:29AM: India's decision to supply medicines to countries which needed them amid COVID-19 pandemic was guided by its ethos, says PM Modi.

11:24AM: PM Modi hails contribution of state govts in fight against COVID-19 pandemic, says they have played a very active role.

11:16AM: In the middle of this pandemic, the farmers are ensuring that no one sleeps hungry in our country. Each person is fighting this war as per their capacity. Some are waiving off house rent, also some labourers who are in quarantine at a school are whitewashing the school etc: PM Modi. 

11:11AM: People are rising to occasion to help each other; we are all in this together: PM Modi on COVID-19 pandemic. 

11:06AM: Fight against coronavirus is people-driven: PM Narendra Modi in 'Mann ki Baat' address. 

10:27AM: Rajasthan recorded 58 fresh cases of coronavirus on Sunday, taking the state's virus tally to 2,141, an official said.

The state has so far seen 35 deaths due to the virus, with Jaipur accounting for 19 deaths.

10: 01 AM:  To contain biomedical waste, a Gujarat-based company has developed reusable Personal protective equipment (PPE) kits amid the coronavirus outbreak.

9:36 AM: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 824 and the number of cases climbed to 26,496 in India on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry.

The death toll increased by 45 and the number of cases by 1,554 since the ministry last updated its data on Saturday evening.

8:27 AM:  The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital on Saturday rose to 2,625, with 111 new cases and one fresh death being reported in a day, according to the Delhi government authorities.

Of the total number of 54 fatalities reported till date, 29 of the deceased were aged 60 and above, making over 53 per cent of the total death cases, they said.

8:24 AM: With six new cases of COVID-19 reported from Jajpur, the total number of positive cases in Odisha has reached 100, according to the state information and public relations department.

8:20 AM:  Governments should not issue so-called "immunity passports" or "risk-free certificates" as a way of easing lockdowns, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

The WHO's guidance is based on evidence from researchers all around the world. But it could well change as we rapidly learn more about this virus, the BBC reported.

The number of hotspots identified across the state now stand at 402. 31,000 vehicles have been seized till date for violation of #CoronavirusLockdown norms: Awanish K Awasthi, State Additional Chief Secretary (Home)

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