Coronavirus live updates on 13th April: India reports 796 fresh cases of COVID-19, count mounts to 9,152

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With each passing days, Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases are growing rapidly worldwide. Countries across the world are trying their best to stop the spread of coronavirus. In India, Government has announced lockdown till 14th April to control the spread of coronavirus, which media reports say that it is likely to extend. Many Indian states like Punjab, Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Odisha has already announced lockdown extension.

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17:01 IST: India reports 796 fresh cases of COVID-19, count mounts to 9,152
With 796 fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country has reached 9,152 including 308 deaths, said Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, here on Monday. As many as 857 people have recovered from the disease so far, said Aggarwal during the daily media briefing on the coronavirus. “In one day, 141 people have recovered,” he added. “A total of 9,152 confirmed cases have been reported in India including 308 deaths and 857 people who were COVID-19 positive have recovered. Out of the total deaths, 35 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours,” said Aggarwal. Aggarwal said the efforts of frontline workers and district administration are showing results in various districts of the country.

16:02 IST: Case registered against 11 Tablighi Jamaat members for flouting lockdown rules in Hyderabad
A case was registered against 11 Tablighi Jamaat members on Monday for violating lockdown guidelines issued by the government in Hyderabad.
The 11 Tablighi Jamaat members who were arrested include eight people from Indonesia and three persons from Hyderabad. “The 8 Indonesians after attending the Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi came to the Mallepally Markaz office here and continued their religious preachings with the assistance of the other 3 members which include an office President, Secretary and a guide,” Habeeb Nagar Inspector told ANI. Police have put them under quarantine.

15:17 IST: 43 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, state count climbs to 847
43 more COVID-19 cases were reported from Rajasthan on Monday, taking the total coronavirus cases in the state to 847. “With 43 more people testing positive for COVID-19, total cases have risen to 847 in Rajasthan,” State Health Department said in a statement. Of the new cases, 20 have been reported from Jaipur, 11 from Bharatpur, 7 from Jodhpur, 3 from Dausa and one each from Jhalawar and Banswara. Rajasthan government has recently extended the lockdown till April 30.

14:42 IST: MEA urges embassies to strictly follow lockdown guidelines
The Ministry of External Affairs said it will continue to advise the diplomatic community to follow lockdown guidelines in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, government sources said on Monday. “The MEA has been regularly issuing advisories for embassies and its personnel to strictly follow lockdown guidelines. We have issued a very limited number of curfew passes for essential work. We will continue to advise the diplomatic community to adhere to the lockdown guidelines as it is in their interest and well being of each and everyone,” sources said. On Saturday, a woman from Uruguay was questioned by the Delhi Police personnel on duty in Vasant Vihar for flouting COVID-19 lockdown norms. The woman, Ana Valentina Obispo, was cycling without wearing a pair of gloves or a mask in the evening.

13:08 IST: 22 new COVID-19 positive cases in Indore, city tally climbs to 328
Twenty-two new cases of coronavirus were reported in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Monday, taking the total number of cases in the city to 328, chief medical and health officer Dr Praveen Jadia said. According to the official, as many as 33 people have succumbed to COVID-19 in the city. “22 new COVID positive cases and one death reported today. Total number of positive cases in Indore is 328 and a total number of 33 deaths have been reported,” Dr Jadia told ANI. Meanwhile, as many as 564 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh.

12:57 IST: 82 more COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, state tally reaches 2064
Eighty-two more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Maharashtra on Monday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 2064. According to Maharashtra Health Department, out of the 82 new cases of COVID-19, three are from Pune, 59 from Mumbai, 12 from Malegaon, five from Thane, one from Vasai Virar, and two from Palghar. India’s tally of positive COVID-19 cases rose to 9,152 following an increase of 796 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday. Out of the total number of cases, 7,987 patients are active cases while 857 cases have been cured/discharged and migrated. With 35 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll has mounted to 308.

12:47 IST:746 coronavirus cases in Delhi are from Nizamuddin Markaz area, says Satyendar Jain
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday informed that 746 out of the 1,154 coronavirus cases in the national capital are from Markaz area in Nizamuddin, which emerged as a COVID-19 hotspot after hundreds of people who attended Tablighi Jamaat event last month tested positive for the virus. “746 patients are from Markaz area and 408 others are from Delhi. There are 1,102 COVID-19 positive patients in the hospitals including 50 who are in ICU and six on ventilator support,” Jain told ANI. “If three or more cases are reported in a locality, we declare it a hotspot. We seal the area and sanitise it. Residents of that area are screened. We also started random testing. Rapid testing kits are awaited,” he said. The minister said that essential services are being allowed in 43 containment zones in Delhi.

11:53 IST: 12 more COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh, state tally reaches 432
12 more COVID-19 cases were reported from Andhra Pradesh on Monday, taking the state’s tally of coronavirus cases to 432, said the state nodal officer on Monday. Out of the 12 cases; eight cases were reported from the Guntur district while two cases were reported from Chittoor district and one case each was reported in the Krishna and West Godavari district. Out of the total of 432 cases; 12 patients have been cured and discharged, while seven patients have died from the infection and the remaining 413 patients are undergoing treatment.

11:44 IST: 2 persons die due to COVID-19 in Gujarat, toll at 26; tally rises to 538
Two persons died due to COVID-19 in Gujarat and 22 fresh cases of the virus have been reported, the state health department said on Monday. With the two deaths, the toll has mounted to 26 in Gujarat. So far, the state has reported 538 COVID-19 positive cases, including 47 discharged patients and 26 deceased. The two persons who succumbed to the virus hailed from Ahmedabad and Vadodara.

11:39 IST: First COVID-19 case in Nagaland, several areas, hospital sealed
Nagaland on Monday reported its first COVID-19 case following which several localities and a hospital in Dimapur were sealed. The man has been admitted to a hospital in Guwahati, Assam for further treatment. After the person was found positive the entire Marwaripatti and Ghorapatty areas in Dimapur were sealed. As a precautionary measure, Zion Hospital, Dimapur where the patient was earlier admitted has also been sealed. Doctors, nurses, support staff and their family members who came into direct and indirect contact with the patient to be quarantined. Family members of the patient have already been shifted to the government quarantine centre.
10:45 IST: Special flight evacuates 134 Bhutanese students stranded in Punjab
As many as 134 Bhutanese students, who had been stranded in the hostels of Lovely Professional University near Jalandhar, were evacuated by a special flight arranged by the Bhutanese government. “134 Bhutanese students, who had been stranded in the hostels of Lovely Professional University, Phagwara-Jalandhar, were allowed to leave for Bhutan through a special flight arranged by Bhutanese government,” Punjab’s special chief secretary (disaster management COVID-19) KBS Sidhu tweeted on Monday. Last week, Bhutan had thanked India for facilitating the evacuation of Bhutanese nationals stranded in India due to coronavirus lockdown. Bhutan has evacuated many people residing in India in the past few days. The Himalayan country has sealed its border with India last month to stem the spread of coronavirus.

10:25 IST: Four more COVID-19 cases in Mumbai’s Dharavi
Four new COVID-19 cases have been reported from Dharavi area in the city on Monday, taking the tally of coronavirus cases in the locality to 47.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in a statement said Dharavi has so far reported five COVID-19 deaths. Of all the positive cases, Dr Baliga Nagar has reported 5, Mukund Nagar 9, Madina Nagar 2, Muslim Nagar 5, Shashtri Nagar 4, Gulmohar Chawl 1.
Fire Department on Sunday used Protector 600, a mist blowing machine, to disinfect the area in a bid to curb the rising COVID-19 cases.

09:48 IST: 30 more COVID-19 cases in Agra, district tally reaches 134
Thirty more COVID-19 cases have been reported in Agra on Monday, taking the tally of cases in the district to 134. “Number of COVID-19 cases have risen to 134 in Agra, with 30 new cases being reported in the district. The number of active cases in the district now stands at 120,” said District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh. “A total of 2264 samples have been collected to date. In Fatehpur Sikri, one person transmitted coronavirus to 14 of his contacts,” he added.

India’s COVID-19 tally soars past 9,000 mark, 35 new deaths in last 24 hours
India’s tally of positive COVID-19 cases rose to 9,152 following an increase of 796 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.
Out of the total number of cases, 7,987 patients are active cases while 857 cases have been cured/discharged and migrated. With 35 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll mounted to 308.

According to the ministry, Maharashtra remained at the top with the total cases at 1,985, including 217 patients who have recovered/discharged and 149 patients died. Delhi’s tally of positive COVID-19 cases rose to 1,154 cases, including 27 recovered and 24 patients succumbing to the virus.

Tamil Nadu too reported 1,075 cases, including 50 recovered and 11 patients dead. Meanwhile, four states have crossed the 500 mark with regards to the total number of cases as Rajasthan recorded 804 cases, Madhya Pradesh with 532 cases, Gujarat with 516 cases and Telangana with 504 cases, as per the ministry.

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