India’s COVID-19 count reaches 49,391, deaths at 1,694
The number of COVID-19 cases in the country reached 49,391, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday morning.
This includes 33,514 active cases, and 1,694 deaths due to the infection so far. However, 14,182 persons have been cured and discharged so far, according to the Health Ministry. One patient has migrated. Maharashtra with 15,525 cases is the worst-affected state, while Gujarat with 6,245 cases is second on the list. Delhi with 5,104 COVID-19 cases is the third most-affected by the infection.
10:45 IST: 35 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, state count reaches 3,193
35 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Rajasthan, taking the tally of coronavirus cases in the state to 3,193 on Wednesday, the state Health Department said.
Among the 35 new cases, Jaipur has reported the highest number of cases at 22, followed by Pali at 7, the state Health Department added. While Dungarpur and Ajmer have reported 2 coronavirus cases each, Alwar and Chittorgarh have 1 case each. Moreover, one person has succumbed to the infection on Wednesday, taking the death toll in the state to 90.
10:38 IST:COVID-19: Two civic bodies in Maharashtra bar movement of essential service workers to Mumbai
he Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) issued an order disallowing movement of people from their jurisdiction who are working in the essential services sector in Mumbai, in the days ahead. The decision, according to both KDMC and NMMC, has been taken as the commuting employees have a sizeable contribution in the COVID-19 count in the region which comes under the jurisdiction of the two civic bodies. KDMC has issued a circular stating that after May 8, those providing essential services will also not be allowed into KDMC. The circular’s definition includes employees working in essential service sectors such as banks, private organisation and even Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). “I respect and salute the courage of those who are a part of essential or emergency services and travel to Mumbai on a regular basis to ensure service. However, among the 224 positive cases in KDMC, 73 are those who work in these services and 28 of their relatives have also been affected, so 101 of the total number of cases are due to those who are travelling to Mumbai regularly and due to this people are scared of this situation as the cases are increasing,” KDMC Commissioner Vijay Suryawanshi said on Tuesday.
09:58 IST: Delhi govt issues SOPs for screening of those entering or leaving city
The Delhi government has issued standard operating procedures for the screening of stranded people moving out of Delhi or into the national capital from other states amid COVID-19 lockdown. As per the directives issued by the Directorate General of Health Services, people found symptomatic will be directed to undergo 14 days self\home quarantine and will be requested to download Aarogya Setu app. People with mild symptoms shall be sent to 14-days of self/home quarantine; they, too, will be requested to download the Aarogya Setu app while asymptomatic persons will be allowed to enter/exit Delhi and would be requested to download the app.