Coronavirus live updates on 5th April: With 472 new cases, India’s COVID-19 tally surges to 3,374

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The country is under a 21-day lockdown which has been imposed to check the spread of coronavirus which originated from China’s Wuhan. India is still witnessing a rise in COVID 19 cases. Central and state governments are working together to combat Coronavirus and to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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16:38 IST: With 472 new cases, India’s COVID-19 tally surges to 3,374
With 472 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the country has gone up to 3,374, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday. “A total of 3,374 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in India till now as 472 new cases were reported since yesterday. Total of 79 deaths have been reported so far including 11 deaths reported since yesterday,” Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, told media here. As many as 267 persons have recovered from COVID-19 in the country so far, Aggarwal said. “A total of 274 districts across the country have reported coronavirus cases till date,” added Aggarwal.

15:36 IST: Section-144 extended till April 30 in Gautam Buddh Nagar amid COVID-19
Section-144, which prohibits assembly of five or more people at a time, has been extended in Gautam Buddh Nagar until April 30, informed Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashutosh Dwivedi on Sunday.
The decision has been taken in an effort to contain the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus. The district administration has also ordered all educational institutes to not collect the fee from students during the lockdown.
So far, Uttar Pradesh has recorded a total of 227 COVID-19 cases, out which 19 people have been cured and two have lost their lives.

15:13 IST: Two tests positive for COVID-19 in UP’s Ghazipur
With two more persons tested positive for COVID-19, the tally in the district has reached five on Sunday, District Magistrate (DM) Om Prakash Arya informed ANI.
So far, Uttar Pradesh has recorded a total of 227 positive cases of COVID-19, out which 19 people have been cured and two have lost their lives, informed DM. The total number of coronavirus cases rose to 3,374 in India on Sunday, as per the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

14:57 IST: UP reports maximum COVID-19 cases in last 3 days : Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in the state have been reported in the last three days and the government is taking all possible steps to contain its spread.
Yogi Adityanath interacted with MPs and MLAs from Uttar Pradesh through video conference over COVID-19 situation in the state “The maximum number of COVID-19 cases in the state have been reported in the last three days. And the government has been taking all possible steps to contain it” the chief minister said during the session.
“People have been identified who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi last month. These people also included foreigners; the government is also taking legal action in the matter,” he added.

14:33 IST:Man died on April 3 tests positive for COVID-19 in Varanasi
The coronavirus test result of a 55-year-old man who has passed away recently came positive for COVID-19, said Varanasi District Magistrate (DM).
The man returned from Kolkata on March 15 and died on April 3. “He had complained of cold and cough on March 27 and he then went for private treatments at two places. On April 2, a private doctor suggested him to visit BHU where he was directly taken to the ICU,” said Kaushal Raj Sharma, District Magistrate (DM), Varanasi.
The deceased person was diabetic and he was taking treatment for Blood Pressure (BP) and diabetes for many years.
BHU had collected his samples twice. His samples were tested positive on April 4, Sharma added.UP reports maximum COVID-19 cases in last 3 days : Yogi Adityanath

14:30 IST: 10 Filipinos booked for spreading COVID-19 in Maharashtra
10 citizens of The Philippines have been booked in Vashi area of Navi Mumbai for allegedly spreading COVID-19. According to the Maharashtra Police, they have been booked under Sections 188, 269, 270 of IPC, Section 14 of Foreigners Act 1946 and Section 11 of Maharashtra COVID-19 Regulations. One of them has already died. Maharashtra Health Department on Saturday evening informed that the total COVID-19 positive cases in the state stood at 635.

12:21 IST: One more COVID-19 death in Gujarat, toll reaches 11
A 61-year-old woman, with a co-morbid situation, passed away due to coronavirus in Surat, taking the COVID-19 death toll in the state to 11 on Sunday.
With 14 fresh cases of COVID-19 detected in the state, the count of confirmed cases reached 122, according to the state Health Department. Out of the total 122 cases, a maximum of 55 cases of the infection are from the Ahmedabad district alone.
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 3374 in India on Sunday, as per the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

11:58 IST: Tally of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan surpasses 2,800; 45 deaths reported
Pakistan’s tally of coronavirus cases surged to 2,880 after new infections were reported, while the number of deaths stands at 45, health authorities said on Sunday.
According to details cited by Dunya News, 1163 patients have been tested positive for the virus in Punjab, 864 in Sindh, 372 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 206 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 185 in Balochistan, 78 in Islamabad and 12 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir region. So far, 170 patients have recovered in the country while 18 are in critical condition.

11:42 IST: Third coronavirus death in Pune
Samples from a 60-year-old woman who was brought dead at Pune’s Sassoon Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus, making it the third COVID-19 related death in the district, hospital officials said. The woman was admitted last week on suspicions of being COVID-19 positive but was later discharged from the hospital. According to Sassoon Hospital officials, she was brought dead to the hospital on Friday, and her samples which were sent for testing revealed that she was COVID-19 positive.

11:25 IST: Andhra Pradesh reports 34 new COVID-19 cases
Andhra Pradesh Health Department on Sunday confirmed 34 new coronavirus positive cases reported in State, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 226.
Meanehile, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday urged the people to stand united in the challenging times of coronavirus, whose cases in the country continue to rise. Referring to the media reports and social media discussions on the Tablighi Jamaat meeting, he said: “It should be seen as an unfortunate incident but not as an intentional one.”
India’s tally of coronavirus positive cases rose to 3374, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday morning.

11:17 IST: Six new COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, count reaches 210
The total number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Rajasthan on Sunday reached 210 with six new cases, including one Tablighi Jamaat returnee, testing positive for the infection, according to the state Health Department.
All the newly confirmed cases are males, with two each being reported from Jhunjhunu and Dausa district, while one case each from Bikaner and Jaipur. One of the patients from Jhunjhunu has a confirmed travel history to Dubai, while the second one from the district had attended the Tablighi Jamaat’s Delhi gathering.

11:13 IST: 10 Indonesians who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi booked by UP Police
Ten Indonesian nationals, including 5 women, who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin Delhi, have been booked under various section of the Indian Penal Code, sections of Epidemic Diseases Act and Foreigners Act, 1897, informed Ghaziabad Police on Sunday. All of them have been placed under quarantine. The Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi has emerged as a hotspot for COVID-19 after several positive cases from across India were linked to the gathering including deaths in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana.

10:56 IST: Three more COVID-19 patients have recovered successfully, says Chhattisgarh Health Minister
Three more COVID-19 patients have recovered successfully in Chhattisgarh, state Health Minister TS Singh Deo said on Sunday. Seven out of total 10 coronavirus patients have recovered in the state so far. “More good news coming from Chhattisgarh. Three more COVID19 patients have been cured and have fully recovered. Our medical staff is working round the clock to look after every patient. Let us all continue to maintain the vigil and I am sure we will come out of this as winners,” Deo tweeted.

10:23 IST: With spike of 302 in last 12 hours, India’s COVID-19 cases at 3,374
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 3374 in India on Sunday, as per the data provided the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Out of these cases, 3030 are active cases, 267 have been cured/discharged/migrated people while 77 deaths have been reported so far in the country. In the last 12 hours, the country witnessed a spike of 302 coronavirus cases. Maharashtra (490), Tamil Nadu (485), Kerala (306) and Delhi (445) are the worst affected. The number of cases in the country witnessed a surge in the last week as hundreds tested positive after attending a religious gathering held by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month. The state governments have since then been tracing those who attended the event and the people they came in contact with. 10:09 IST

10:08 IST: 23 Tablighi Jamaat attendees test negative for COVID-19 in Mathura
Twenty-three people, who came to Mathura after attending a religious congregation at Markaz, Nizamuddin in New Delhi, have tested negative for novel coronavirus, informed state health department on Sunday. A total of 30 people have arrived here after attending the Tablighi Jamaat gathering, and the reports of the remaining seven for COVID-19 test are expected to come on Monday. All the attendees of the Jamaat are the residents of Shamli in Uttar Pradesh. They were all first put into a quarantine in a Railway facility by the authorities here. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday said that there are 3030 active cases of coronavirus in India, out which 266 have been cured/ discharged/ migrated. A total of 77 people have lost their lives to lethal infection so far.

09:55 IST: CRPF DG, senior officers tested for COVID-19, several under home quarantine
With the Chief Medical Officer of the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) testing positive for coronavirus, DG CRPF AP Maheshwari, who came into indirect contact with him through an official, has given his sample for COVID-19 testing. While 20 senior officers of the security force have been placed under home quarantine. Apart from the DG, several senior CRPF officials have also given their samples for testing, sources in CRPF said. Almost 20 CRPF officers are under home quarantine since the last couple of days as a precautionary measure. “We are already working with skeleton-staff but since a CMO has tested positive for COVID-19, we have been asked by the top brass to be on home quarantine. 20 officers are on home quarantine and DG along with other officers have given samples for testing,” a senior CRPF official told ANI.
“Except for the CMO of CRPF who tested positive and is undergoing treatment, none in the chain ahead have shown any signs of the disease so far. However, the DG, as a precautionary measure has advised all officials concerned to restrict their movements and strictly work from home to break the chain, if any exists. The DG has also set an example by following the same protocols himself,” CRPF said in a statement.
CRPF DG Maheshwari had on Sunday tweeted and said, “Greetings, As a precautionary measure I have completely restricted my movement being part of my responsibility to break the chain, and working from home, till clarity on health check-up of concerned officials emerges.”

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