Coronavirus live updates on 3rd April: 336 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours, India tally climbs to 2,301

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India is witnessing a rise in coronavirus cases day by day. With this government is also taking all measures to control the spread of Covid-19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked the countrymen for showing “unprecedented discipline” and “sense of service” by following the COVID-19 lockdown.

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17:43 IST: 384 COVID-19 cases in Delhi, rise of 91 cases in 24 hrs: Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that a total of 384 cases have been found in Delhi, following a rise of 91 cases in the last 24 hours in the city.
He also said that five people have died in the national capital due to coronavirus and one of them was a person who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin. “A total of 384 coronavirus positive cases have been found in Delhi till now. There has been a rise of 91 cases in the last 24 hours,” Kejriwal said at a digital press conference.
He informed that out of these 384 cases, 58 patients have a history of foreign travel. “Out of these 384 cases, 58 patients have a history of foreign travel. Many of them are not from Delhi but were quarantined here in Delhi. 259 people, out of them, had attended Markaz event,” he said.

17:31 IST: 647 positive COVID-19 cases linked to Tablighi Jamaat congregation: Health Ministry
As many as 647 positive coronavirus cases have been reported across 14 States whose linkage can be traced to the Tablighi Jamaat cluster at Nizamuddin, the Centre said on Friday. “A total of 647 cases of positive coronavirus cases have been reported from across 14 States whose linkage can be traced to the Tablighi Jamaat cluster at Nizamuddin,” Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, told media here. “The cases can be traced in Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, Delhi, Himachal, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh,” added Aggarwal.
“Out of 12 deaths reported in the last 24 hours some are related to Tablighi Jamaat congregation,” he added.

17:08 IST: 336 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours, India tally climbs to 2,301
With as many as 336 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths reported in the last 24 hours the total number of novel coronavirus positive cases has gone up to 2301 in the country, the Centre said on Friday. Out of 12 deaths reported since Thursday some are related to Tablighi Jamaat congregation, Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, told media here in the daily media briefing. With this the number of deaths in the country linked to COVID-19 is now at 56. “336 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths have been reported since Thursday, thus taking the total number of confirmed cases to 2,301 and the number of deaths to 56 in the country,” Aggarwal said.

In the last two days around 647 confirmed cases related to Tablighi Jamaat evacuees from Delhi’s Nizamuddin area were found in 14 states – Andaman & Nicobar, Assam, Delhi, Himachal, Haryana, J&K, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, the health secretary said.
157 patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far. He also said that so far about 66,000 tests have been done with, 8,000 tests being conducted in the last 24 hours, the highest in a single day. Aggarwal further said that Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has appealed to patients and their families not to create any obstacle in the path of doctors while they discharge their duties. Expressing concerns over misbehaviour with doctors and medical staff, he said strict action will be taken in cases of attack on doctors and paramedical staff.

16:27 IST: 166 COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state reached 166, Rajasthan Health Department said on Friday.
= The latest tally includes 21 evacuees at Army camps in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, 29 Tableeghi Jamaat attendees and 2 Italians who tested positive for coronavirus. The highest number of cases in the state were reported from Jaipur where 53 people tested COVID-19 positive. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare earlier today informed that there are 2,301 cases in the country including 156 cured and discharged and 56 deaths

16:21 IST: Andhra Pradesh confirms first COVID-19 death
Andhra Pradesh on Friday confirmed the first death due to the novel coronarvirus in the state. Andhra Pradesh State Nodal Officer Arja Srikanth said a 55-year-old man, who had a medical history of diabetes and heart disease, had died from the coronavirus on March 30. “His son had gone to Delhi and returned to Vijayawada on 17th March, he too was tested positive for COVID-19. The delay in identifying the reason for his death is due to his health record. After thorough testing, it is confirmed that he died of coronavirus,” he said.
The number of coronavirus cases in the state stands at 132, including the one patient who was discharged today.

15:25 IST:No new COVID-19 case in Gautam Buddh Nagar in last 48 hours: DM
No COVID-19 case has been reported from Gautam Buddh Nagar of Uttar Pradesh over the last two days, said Suhas LY, District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar.
So far, the district has recorded 48 cases, out of which six people have recovered. “No positive COVID 19 case reported in Gautam Buddh Nagar in the last 24 hours. A total number of cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar is 48 till now, of which 6 have been cured and discharged,” the DM said while speaking to ANI.

14:49 IST: 34 new coronavirus cases reported in UP in past 24 hours
As many as 34 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours, said King George’s Medical University (KGMU) Isolation Ward in-charge Dr Sudhir Singh.
According to officials, six of the new cases are admitted to LLR Hospital in Kanpur, eight in SNMC Hospital in Agra, 12 in Balrampur Hospital in Lucknow, four in GMC Hospital in Azamgarh, two in Hardoi district hospital and one each in district hospitals in Pratapgarh and Shahjahanpur. The country is under a 21-day lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of 56 people and infected over 2,000 others.

14:33 IST: Haryana Health Minister refutes reports regarding death of COVID-19 patient in state
Health Minister of Haryana Anil Vij on Friday refuted reports in certain sections of media regarding the death of a coronavirus positive female patient in Ambala.
“No such death has been reported from Haryana. The media should verify the facts before carrying such news,” Vij said. The only death reported so far due to COVID-19 from Haryana had been that of a 67-year-old patient who passed away at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, informed Dr Kuldeep Singh, Ambala Chief Medical Officer on Thursday. Vij further said that the reason behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving a call to all Indians for lighting Diyas, candles on their doors and balconies for 9 minutes on April 5 was to “showcase India’s unity in diversity, which is India’s speciality” and also slammed the critics for opposing this call by the Prime Minister.

13:01 IST No new COVID-19 case in Bhilwara in last 3 days
No COVID-19 case has been reported from Bhilwara, Rajasthan over the last three days, said District Collector, Rajendra Bhatt.
“In the last three days, the district has not witnessed any fresh cases of coronavirus. In order to break the chain of the deadly virus, the administration has imposed a curfew without relaxation for 10 days, in the district starting from today,” Bhilwara District Collector, Rajendra Bhatt told ANI.

12:49 IST: Germany reports about 80,000 COVID-19 cases, death toll over 1,000
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Germany has jumped by 6,174 to 79,696, and the death toll has risen by 145 to 1,017 in the last 24 hours, the Robert Koch Institute, country’s federal agency said on Friday.
On Thursday, the country recorded 6,156 new cases and 140 deaths. Most of the cases have been recorded in Bavaria (20,237), North Rhine-Westphalia (16,606) and Baden-Wurttemberg (16,059) while Berlin has 3,202 cases.
Germany remains the third most affected country in Europe after Italy (1,15,242) and Spain (1,12,065) in terms of the number of COVID-19 patients, as per the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
According to the WHO daily situation report, Europe has confirmed 503 006 cases, which accounts for more than half of global cases. And continent has recorded over 33,000 deaths.

12:18 IST: 14 more COVID-19 cases in Indore, Madhya Pradesh count reaches 89
Fourteen more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Indore, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the State to 89, according to a bulletin issued by MGM College.
“Most of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are close contacts of existing coronavirus patients. So far, around 1500 people have been quarantined,” said Dr Praveen Jadiya, Chief Medical Officer, Indore. The total number of coronavirus positive cases rose to 2301 in India on Friday, including 156 cured/discharged, 56 deaths and 1 migrated, as per the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

11:55 IST: Western Railway to convert 410 coaches for isolation of suspected COVID-19 patients
Western Railway on Friday said that it will convert around 410 train coaches to facilitate the isolation of suspected coronavirus patients at all its six divisions, including the Mumbai division.
“A coach has been converted for isolation of possibly infected COVID-19 patients by Bhavnagar workshop of Western Railway. 410 coaches will be converted by Western Railway at all its 6 Divisions including Mumbai Division,” officials said. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, Indian Railways is making an all-out effort to supplement the health care efforts of the Central government.
The Railways has modified passenger coaches as isolation coaches and equipped the existing Railway hospitals to meet the COVID-19 needs, earmarked hospital beds to meet the contingencies, recruited additional doctors and paramedics among other measures.

11:26 IST: 2301 COVID-19 cases in India, death toll 56
The total number of coronavirus cases in India on Friday climbed to 2301, including 156 cured and discharged and 56 deaths, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
At present, there are 2088 COVID-19 active cases in the country. “A total number of COVID-19 positive cases rises to 2301 in India, including 156 cured/discharged, 56 deaths and 1 migrated,” said the Health Department.

The highest number of positive cases of coronavirus was reported from Maharashtra at 335, including 16 deaths, followed by Tamil Nadu (309 and 6 deaths) and Kerala (286 and 2 deaths). There are 219 coronavirus positive cases in the national capital, including 8 cured and discharged and 4 deaths.

The states which have crossed 100-mark for COVID-19 positive cases also include Andhra Pradesh (132), Karnataka (124), Rajasthan (133) and Telangana (107).
While 18 people were detected positive for coronavirus in Chandigarh, 70 cases were confirmed from Jammu and Kashmir and 14 from Ladakh. In North-East, one COVID-19 case each has been confirmed from Mizoram and Assam, and two in Manipur.

11:12 IST: Delhi Police lodges 21 FIRs across Dwarka Dist against home quarantine violators
The Delhi Police have lodged 21 FIRs at different police stations across Dwarka District against those who violated COVID-19 home quarantine norms.
The violators are being booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Section-3 of Epidemic Diseases Act. Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus positive cases rose to 2301 in India on Friday, including 156 cured/discharged, 56 deaths and 1 migrated, as per the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

10:57 IST: Yogi govt to disburse over Rs 871 crore to pensioners
Amid the coronavirus lockdown, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led government will soon disburse advance monthly pensions to over 86 lakh senior citizens, widows and differently-abled persons in the state.
The Uttar Pradesh government will transfer over Rs 871 crore to more than 86 lakh beneficiaries under several pensioners’ schemes, directly in their bank accounts. The Chief Minister also interacted with pensioners from different parts of the state earlier today. Total 86,71,781 beneficiaries will be given financial aid of Rs 871 crore.

The step comes soon after the government provided financial aid of Rs 611 crore to MNREGA workers in the wake of COVID-19 threat. Financial support will be provided to the beneficiaries of various schemes including old-age pension scheme, pension for widows and pension for divyang.

10:37 IST: Japan extends travel ban to over 70 countries ; includes US, UK and China
In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Japan has decided to ban people having recent travel history to any of the over 70 countries including US, UK and China.
The ban is applicable over those who have visited the listed nations or regions in the last 14 days. The new rules kick in for arrivals as of Friday, even for those whose flight departs before April 3, in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases in its major cities, CNN reported.
However, no end date to the travel restriction was announced.

09:58 IST:78-year-old man dies of Covid-19 in Gujarat
A 78-year-old man who had tested positive for the coronavirus died late Thursday night here, informed a state health department official. The deceased was a resident of Panchmahal area of Godhra district and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Vadodara. This information was shared by Uday Tilwat, District Chief Medical Officer of Vadodara. Yesterday, a 52-year-old COVID-19 patient with travel history to Sri Lanka passed away after battling with the lethal infection. He was admitted to SSG Hospital, Vadodara on March 19.

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