Coronavirus updates from India and the world: Increase of 235 cases; Total number of positive cases rise to 2069
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Eight new COVID-19 positive cases emerge in Gujarat, state tally now at 82

Eight more people have tested COVID-19 positive, taking the total number of cases to 82 (including 6 cured and 6 death) in the state. All the eight positive cases are from Ahmedabad. The condition of 66 persons out of the affected persons in the state is stable while three persons are on ventilator support.

Has been a 'sad, sad day,' says Boris Johnson after UK reports 563 coronavirus deaths

It has been a 'sad, sad day', said United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the UK reported the biggest daily death toll of the coronavirus crisis on Wednesday. "It has been a sad, sad day. 563 more cases, a record in a single day. Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims," said Johnson in a video of himself during self-isolation.

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll reaches 240, with 6,836 infected

Brazil has reported the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 rose from 5,717 to 6,836, with the death toll rising from 201 to 240, registering a 3.5-percent mortality rate. According to the Health Ministry's website on Wednesday, since Tuesday, 1,119 new cases of infection were detected, slightly down from the 1,138 new cases reported in the previous 24-hour period, Xinhua reported.

US to distribute ventilators to coronavirus-hit countries soon: Donald Trump

The United States is going to have more ventilators than it needs so it will distribute ventilators to other countries, said President Donald Trump on Wednesday. "We will soon have more ventilators than we need. We're building thousands, we will fairly soon be at a point where we have far more than we can use even after we stockpile for some future catastrophe, which we hope doesn't happen," Trump said at a White House briefing Wednesday.

Coronavirus cases surge to 2238 in Pakistan

Pakistan on Wednesday reported the biggest jump in coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day as the number of people infected with the deadly virus reached 2238. The country has also witnessed 31 deaths from the infection.

Centre asks states, UTs to create mechanism for people to verify facts about COVID-19

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has asked Chief Secretaries of all states and union territories to create a mechanism at state-level where people can verify facts and unverified news promptly, similar, to the web portal being created by the government of India. "I would like to apprise you that the government of India is creating a web portal where people can verify facts and unverified news promptly. States and UTs are requested to create a similar mechanism at state-level for issues relating to the state," Bhalla wrote.

Covid-19: India reports 1,834 cases, 41 deaths

The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India reached 1,834 on Wednesday, including foreign nationals, with 1,649 active cases, the Union Health Ministry said. The Health Ministry, in its the evening update that 41 deaths have been reported in India so far, with highest nine from Maharashtra, followed by Gujarat, where six deaths were reported.

Total number of positive cases in Maharashtra rises to 338

3 more COVID19 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

Saifee Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Bhabha Hospital partially sealed

Mumbai: Sai Hospital Chembur completely sealed and Saifee Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Bhabha Hospital & Hinduja Hospital partially affected due to exposure to COVID19 patients.

Total number of cases in India rises to 1965

Increase of 131 COVID19 cases in the last 12 hours. Total number of COVID19 positive cases rise to 1965 in India (including 1764 active cases, 151 cured/discharged/migrated people and 50 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Railways clarifies on reservation for post-lockdown period

Certain media reports have claimed that Railways has started reservation for post-lockdown period. It is to clarify that reservation for journeys post 14th April was never stopped and is not related to any new announcement.

Mumbai Police Head Constable donates Rs 10,000 to Chief Minister relief fund

Maharashtra: A Mumbai Police Head Constable, Bapu Saheb Dangre has donated Rs 10,000 to Chief Minister's COVID19 relief fund. He handed over the cheque to State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

32 people out of which 29 people who had attended Tablighi Jamaat tested positive in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

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 COVID19 are in different hospitals in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Challenge before us is daunting but our resolve to overcome it must be greater: Sonia Gandhi

Second COVID-19 case in Dharavi

Second COVID19 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 (BMC) official #Maharashtra

One arrested for attacking BMC team which had reached Dharavi to seal the building

Mumbai: One arrested on charges of attacking Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) team yesterday which had reached Dharavi to seal the building where #COVID19 positive patient was found. Case registered under various sections of IPC. 7 to 8 more people are wanted in this case.

Eleven more people test positive in Rajasthan

Coronavirus in Haryana: Total positive cases in is 35; Out of 35 cases,10 in Gurugram, 6-Faridabad,4-Palwal,3-Sirsa,3-Ambala, 2-Panchkula &1 each in Hisar,Sonipat & Rohtak

Coronavirus in Uttarakhand: 245 persons related to Tablighi Jamat have been kept under institutional quarantine

Coronavirus in India: Total number of positive cases rise to 2069; including 1860 active cases

Coronavirus in Delhi: Total positive cases in rises to 293 including 182 positive cases from Markaz Nizamuddin

Coronavirus in Karnataka: 14 new positive cases confirmed in last 24 hrs, taking total number of cases to 124 including 3 deaths & 11 discharged

Coronavirus in Telangana: 27 more persons have tested positive; Total number of cases to 154 including 17 cured/discharged and 9 deaths

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