Saturday, April 11, 2020

COVID-Fresh Cases in Maharashtra, UP; India’s Tally at 7,447

The total number of coronavirus cases in India shot up to 7,447 on Saturday, 11 April, with the death toll standing at 239, according to the Union Health Ministry. Forty deaths and 1,035 new cases in last 24 hours — the sharpest ever increase in cases.
The United States recorded more than 500,000 coronavirus cases. The cases now stand at 501,301 as of morning today, according to Johns Hopkins tracker.
Meanwhile, a 71-year old native of Puducherry’s Mahe, undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Kannur, died on Saturday. Three more cases were reported in Agra, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, and in Jharkhand on Saturday morning.
Punjab on Friday, became the second state after Odisha, to extend the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown by another fortnight till 1 May.
The global death toll due to coronavirus crossed 1,00,000 on Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.
US has become the first country to report more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in one day, with 2,108 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.
Assam recorded its first COVID-19 death on Friday as a patient at Silchar Medical College Hospital passed away.
As many as 10 people recovered from coronavirus in Odisha on Friday. Total number of recoveries now stand at 12 in the state.
A 16-year-old boy in Chhattisgarh who had earlier tested positive for COVID-19, has recovered, said State Health Minister TS Singh Deo.
Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid thanked India for approving Maldives’ request for HCQ tablets.
Total Cases Shoot up to 1,666 in Mahrashtra
“With 92 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, state tally reaches 1,666,” stated the health Department of Maharashtra.
Mumbai reported 72 cases, two in Aurangabad, five in Malegaon and two in Panvel among others.

COVID-19: PM Modi Holds Video Conference With CMs

Amid speculations and talks regarding the post-lockdown plan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a video-conference with all the Chief Ministers, ANI reported.

Bengal to Impose Total Lockdown in 10 COVID-19 Hotspots: State Chief Secy

The West Bengal government will impose a total lockdown in 10 COVID-19 hotspots and clusters from where positive cases have been reported, chief secretary Rajiva Sinha said on Saturday, PTI reported.
Though the chief secretary did not name the areas, he said local markets and all roads in those localities will be shut down, and nobody will be allowed to enter or step out of their homes.

MHA Exempts Fishing/Aquaculture Industry from Lockdown Restrictions

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued the 5th addendum to the consolidated guidelines regarding the corona lockdown. The 5th addendum exempts from lockdown restrictions, the operations of Fishing (Marine)/Aquaculture Industry, the Ministry of Home Affairs stated.
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Gujarat Reports 54 New Cases; Tally at 432

“Fifty-four new patients of COVID-19 in Gujarat. State count rises to 432,” PTI reported quoting an official.

2 Fresh COVID-19 Cases in Odisha, Tally 50; 12 Recover

Odisha has reported two fresh COVID-19 positive cases taking the total number to 50, while 12 coronavirus patients have recovered in the state, an official of the Health and Family Welfare department said on Saturday.
Two more persons tested positive and 10 recovered on Friday, the official said, adding that that the state now has 37 active COVID-19 cases. Two others had recovered earlier, PTI reported.

13,500 PPE Kits Being Taken to Godowns: Delhi Health Minister

“As of now, 13,500 PPE kits are being loaded on trucks and being taken to our godowns,” said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, ANI reported.
“Yesterday in video-conferencing, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had said that rapid testing kits have not arrived yet. We've placed order with the same vendor, with whom central government has placed order. We've requested centre for it and placed direct order too,” he added.

Indore: Coronavirus Claims 3 More Lives, City's Death Toll 30

With three more persons, including a 75-year-old man, succumbing to COVID-19 in Indore, the death toll in the city has reached 30, officials said on Saturday.

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