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Coronavirus Highlights: India Sees Record Single-Day Rise With 1463 Fresh Cases; Tally Jumps To 10,815

Prime Minister Narendra Modi aadressed the nation at 10 am today extending the nationwide lockdown till May 3

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Coronavirus Highlights: India Sees Record Single-Day Rise With 1463 Fresh Cases; Tally Jumps To 10,815
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Coronavirus Highlights: India Sees Record Single-Day Rise With 1463 Fresh Cases; Tally Jumps To 10,815

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India crossed the 10,000-mark on Tuesday with 10,815 infections across the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 10 am today, the last day of the 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus. He extended the lockdown till May 3.

Meanwhile, the United States recorded 1,509 deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic over the past 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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9:50 PM: An army doctor posted in Delhi tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, PTI reported citing official sources.

9:40 PM: An MLA has tested positive for coronavirus: Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee President, Amit Chavda

9:07 PM: 51 positive cases reported in Delhi today. The total number of positive cases in the national capital now stands at 1561: Government of Delhi

9:00 PM: Total number of coronavirus positive cases is 660 in Uttar Pradesh including 8 deaths and 49 cured/discharged: State Health Department

8:40 PM: 18 COVID-19 deaths in Maharashtra on Tuesday, death  toll increases to 178: health official.

8:33 PM: Pakistan PM Imran Khan extended the ongoing lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic until the end of this month as the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 5,837.

8:32 PM: Two COVID-19 patients die in Gujarat, taking death toll to 28: health official

8:22 PM: "As I already said that Maharashtra will show the way to the country in the fight against COVID19": Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

8:20 PM: Mumbai and Pune are hotspots and we are increasing our testing centers at these places. Containment zones are on prime focus for testing and sampling. We are trying to remove all supply related problems even from containment zones: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

8:10 PM: Maharashtra CM Udhhav Thackeray says, "Maharashtra is probably doing the highest number of tests. Mumbai has tested over 22000 samples. 2334 positive cases reported till today morning. Around 10% of people have recovered."

7:00 PM: Eight fresh COVID-19 cases detected in Jammu and Kashmir; total cases rise to 278: Officials.

6:22 PM: A private hospital is shut and KGMU staff members are quarantined in Lucknow after patient tests positive for COVID-19.

6:20 PM: The global economy is projected to contract sharply by -3% in 2020 as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, a much worse contraction than during the 2008–09 financial crisis as per the April 2020 World Economic Outlook: International Monetary Fund

6:12 PM: 29 deaths and 1463 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the sharpest ever increase in cases. India's total number of coronavirus positive cases rises to 10,815 (including 353 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

5:54 PM: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said he will visit some containment zones in the national capital tomorrow to take stock of the situation.

5:49 PM: "It was necessary to extend nationwide lockdown. If we follow lockdown rules, I think we will get rid of COVID-19": Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

5:23 PM: A 26-year-old man jumped to death from the window of the Bethany Hospital in Shillong where a senior doctor has tested positive for COVID-19, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

5:20 PM:  The novel coronavirus has killed more than 120,000 people worldwide, nearly 70 percent of them in Europe, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT Tuesday from official sources.

5:00 PM: India reports 1,211 fresh cases of COVID-19, total count jumps to 10,363.

4:46 PM: Health Ministry says 602 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals having 1,06,719 isolation beds and 12,024 ICU beds have been readied in the country.

4:45 PM: If no COVID-19 case is reported for 28 days from a specific area, we can say we have been able to break the chain of transmission: Health Ministry

4:44 PM: Besides pensions additional cash is being transferred in accounts of more than 2 crore widows, senior citizens and specially-abled:  Narendra Singh Tomar. 

4:40 PM: All pending payments of beneficiaries under MGNREGA have been cleared: Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

4:30 PM: Till now 1036 people have been cured. Yesterday 179 people were diagnosed and found cured: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry 

4:26 PM: Swift implementation of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package is being monitored at the highest level. As of yesterday, more than 32 crore poor people have been given direct cash support of Rs 29,352 crore under the package: Rajesh Malhotra, Ministry of Finance

4:20 PM: Until yesterday we had tested 2,31,902 samples: ICMR

4:15 PM: Additionally, we are ordering close to about 33 Lakh kits for RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction) and 37 Lakh rapid kits are expected to come at any point in time: R Gangakhedkar, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

4:10 PM: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said air travellers will not be allowed to enter the coastal state without a health certificate, after the Centre opens up airports once the COVID-19 lockdown is eased or lifted.

4:00 PM: A 34-year-old nurse working with Pune's Sassoon Hospital has tested positive for COVID19. She has been shifted to an isolation ward: Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean Sassoon Hospital

3:27 PM: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, "India delayed the purchase of testing kits & is now critically short of them. With just 149 tests per million Indians, we are now in the company of Laos (157), Niger (182) & Honduras (162). Mass testing is the key to fighting the virus. At present we are nowhere in the game."

3:10 PM: Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has started supply of coveralls conforming to ISO Class 3 exposure standards. Manufacture of initial order of 1.10 lakh coveralls from HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) is in full swing. This order will be completed in 40 days: Ministry of Defence

3:07 PM: Manufacture of hand sanitiser is on war footing and more than 70,000 litres have already been supplied to different agencies. Two test facilities for blood penetration test has been established, one at Chennai and another at Kanpur: Ministry of Defence

3:00 PM:  72 new cases have been reported today in Rajasthan so far - 71 in Jaipur and 1 in Jhunjhunu. The total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state rises to 969: Rajasthan state health department

2:20PM: The World Health Organization has lauded "India’s tough and timely actions" against the coronavirus spread as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of current lockdown till May 3.

1:23PM: Full refund for reservation made for trains cancelled till May 3 and advance bookings for further dates: Railways.

1:21PM: No advance reservation of trains tickets, including e-tickets, till further orders; online cancellation facility remains functional: Railways.

1:18PM: All ticket bookings will remain suspended till further orders: Railways.

1:03PM: 11 new positive cases have been reported in Karnataka from yesterday 5 pm till noon today; the total number of positive cases in the state are now 258 including 9 deaths and 65 discharged: Govt of Karnataka. 

12:33PM: All domestic and international commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till 11.59 pm of May 3: Aviation Ministry.

12:32PM: "PM Modi did not talk about scaling up mass testing. What is govt's strategy on ramping up testing in country?" asks Manish Tewari.

12:31PM: PM Modi told people what he expects of them, but did not spell out what his govt is doing for people, says Congress leader Manish Tewari.

11:52PM: A 61-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of cases in the state to 56, health department officials said.

10:39PM: As many as 48 new coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Jaipur today, taking the state capital's tally to 418, with Rajasthan now accounting for 954 cases. 

10:37AM: 6 more COVID19 positive cases & 2 more deaths related to the virus have been reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai. Total positive cases in the area are now at 55 & related deaths at 7: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).   

9:47AM: Two people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin are among 16 fresh cases of coronavirus in Gautam Buddh Nagar, taking the district's virus tally to 80. 

9:33AM: Ahead of PM Modi's address to the nation, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has sought to assure people of her party's support amid the corona-led crisis and expressed confidence that with a strong morale, the country will emerge victorious against the crisis very soon.

9:30AM: People in Gujarat have been consuming and stocking up hydroxychloroquine, being touted as 'game changer' in the fight against coronavirus, prompting the state government to issue a warning against its health hazards. 

9:26AM: 1211 new Coronavirus cases and 31 deaths due to the disease were reported in the last 24 hours: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

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