COVID-19 death toll rises to 83, cases climb to 3,577
The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 83 and the cases climbed to 3,577 in the country on Sunday after 505 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry. The active COVID-19 cases stand at 3,219, while 274 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated. Seven deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, the ministry data stated. However, a PTI tally of figures reported by states directly showed at least 110 deaths across the country, while the confirmed cases reached 3,959. Of them, 306 have been cured and discharged.
73 new deaths, 3, 135 fresh cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours in Turkey
Turkey on Sunday reported 73 new deaths from the coronavirus and a surge of 3,135 in the number of confirmed cases bringing up the national tally to 27,069 from the pandemic. So far, a total of 1,042 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, while 1,381 patients are currently under intensive care units, the data shows according to Anadolu agency.
1.67 million tested for coronavirus in US, says Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that at least 1.6 million people have been tested for the novel coronavirus in the United States and the results have been shared with those who took a test. "That's far more than any country's been able to do," Trump said.
Germany reports over 90,000 COVID-19 cases
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany climbed to 91,714 as of 0:00 local time on Sunday, with a death toll of 1,342, according to data from Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the country's disease control authority. The confirmed cases were 5,936 more than the previous day, reported Xinhua news agency.
Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Iraq tops 950 as 83 new cases detected
A further 83 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Iraq, pushing the tally since the start of the outbreak to above 950, the country's Health Ministry confirmed on Sunday. The overall number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease in Iraq now stands at 961, the ministry announced in a Facebook post.
US COVID-19 deaths top 9,000
The total number of deaths of COVID-19 in the United States topped 9,000 as of 1.30 p.m. Sunday local time (1730 GMT), according to the data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 9,132 people have died of the pandemic among 321,762 confirmed cases in the country, the CSSE said, reported Xinhua news agency.
PM Modi to chair Union Cabinet meeting at 1 PM today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair a meeting of the council of ministers via video-conference at 1 PM today.
Total number of positive cases in India rises to 4067
Increase of 490 COVID19 cases in the last 12 hours, India's positive cases cross 4000 mark - at 4067 (including 3666 active cases, 292 cured/discharged/migrated people and 109 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
PM Modi addresses BJP Karyakartas on BJP's 40th foundation day
Delhi: PM Narendra Modi's message on BJP's 40th foundation day today.
We experienced yesterday at 9 pm, the strength of togetherness of 130 crores: PM Modi
We experienced yesterday at 9 pm, the strength of togetherness of 130 crores people of our country. People from every section of society & age group demonstrated this unity and strengthened the resolve in fight against COVID19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Not able to trace contact of 70 people out of total COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi: Satyendar Jain
Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain said that the government has not been able to trace the contact of 70 people, out of the total number of coronavirus positive cases found in the national capital. "We have not been able to trace the contact of 70 people, out of the total number of positive cases found in Delhi. Many of them were found to be positive only yesterday," said Jain.
ICMR to get about 7 lakh rapid antibody testing kits by April 8
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will get about seven lakh rapid antibody testing kits by Wednesday (April 8).
The kits will help in conducting COVID-19 tests in hotspot areas where large number of cases are being seen.
ICMR will get delivery in a phased manner, while it is expected that they will get five lakh kits in the first phase.
PM Modi chairs a meeting of Council of Ministers via video conferencing
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting of Council of Ministers via video conferencing. Union Home Minister Amit Shah & Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also present.
Total of 26 Coronavirus positive cases in Assam so far
There are a total of 26 Coronavirus positive cases in Assam so far. We have tested 2000 samples till date, report of 165 samples to come by this evening: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Modi govt to spend all MLPAD funds for 2 years to battle pandemic, MPs to take 30% paycut
Union Cabinet approves Ordinance amending the salary, allowances and pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 reducing allowances and pension by 30% w.e.f. 1st April, 2020 for a year.