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Novel-coronavirus disease continues to affect more and more people across the world. More than 1.1 million people have so far tested positive for COVID-19 while 64,000 people have lost their lives. 245,000 people have so far recovered from the disease. In the United States alone, the coronavirus positive cases have gone past 300,000 while in India more than 3,000 people have been infected with the deadly virus. Get the latest updates on Coronavirus here:

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New Delhi Updated on: April 05, 2020 23:14 IST
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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. 

As coronavirus positive cases in India rise above 3,000, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the country to light diyas/candles for at least 9 minutes at 9 pm today.  The COVID-19 has so far affected 1,202,236 people across the globe while the death toll at the time of writing this report stood at over 64,000. While the COVID-19 is straining the health care system across the globe, doctors and paramedics continue to fight the spread from the frontline. Get the latest coronavirus updates from around the world:

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  • 11:05 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Bengaluru is offering for sale rapid single-use finger-prick test for COVID-19

    It has come to notice that Bione Ventures, Bengaluru is offering for sale rapid single-use finger-prick test for COVID-19 which will give result in 5-10 minutes. Central Drugs Standard Control Org has not licensed the aforesaid diagnostic kit by Bione Ventures: Ministry of Health

  • 10:21 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal lights eathen lamps outside CM residence

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal lit eathen lamps outside CM residence in Guwahati. PM Modi had appealed to all to switch off all lights of houses today at 9 PM for 9 minutes & just light a candle,'diya' or mobile's flashlight, to mark India's fight against COVID-19.

    India Tv - Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal lights eat

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal lights eathen lamps outside CM residence 

  • 9:47 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    PM Modi lights diya, turns offs lights at his residence in Delhi

  • 9:33 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    9 pm, 9 minutes: PM Modi's mother lights earthen lamp

    Gujarat: Mother of PM Modi, Heeraben, lights an earthen lamp after turning off all lights at her residence. India switched off all the lights for 9 minutes at 9 PM today & just lit a candle, 'diya', or flashlight, to mark India's fight against Coronavirus as per PM's appeal.

    India Tv - 9 pm, 9 minutes: PM Modi's mother lights earthen l

    9 pm, 9 minutes: PM Modi's mother lights earthen lamp

  • 9:21 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Adityanath lights earthen lamps to mark India's fight against Coronavirus

    Lucknow: UP CM Yogi Adityanath lights earthen lamps to form an 'Om', at his residence. PM Modi had appealed to the nation to switch off all lights of houses today at 9 PM for 9 minutes, and just light a candle, 'diya', or flashlight, to mark India's fight against Coronavirus.

    India Tv - Adityanath lights earthen lamps to mark India's fi

    Adityanath lights earthen lamps to mark India's fight against Coronavirus

  • 9:18 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Gujarat 9 PM for 9 minutes

    Gujarat: People have turned off the lights of their houses & lighted earthen lamps in Ahmedabad. Prime Minister Modi had requested everyone to switch off all lights of their houses today at 9 PM for 9 minutes & just light candles or 'diyas', to mark the fight against Coronavirus.

    India Tv - Gujarat 9 PM for 9 minutes

    Gujarat 9 PM for 9 minutes

  • 8:30 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    44 more coronavirus positive cases reported in Lucknow

    44 more coronavirus positive cases have been reported in the state in last 24 hours, the total positive cases in the state increases to 278: Directorate of Health Services, Lucknow

  • 7:35 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Total number of Coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra rises to 748

    Total number of Coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra rises to 748 after 113 positive cases reported in the state today so far, 56 people have been discharged after recovering from the disease: Maharashtra Health Department

  • 7:25 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    58 new coronavirus cases reported in Delhi

    58 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Delhi. The number of total infections has gone up to 503.

  • 7:23 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Most of Tabligh congregation attendees from Punjab have been traced: Punjab CMO

    Punjab Chief Minister's office has said that most of the Tabligh congregation attendees from Punjab have been traced.

    CMO said that 422 out of 433 attendees have been traced.

  • 7:17 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    National tally shoots up to 3577 hours after Health Ministry's press conference

    The national tally of coronavirus patients has spiked up to 3577. On Sunday afternoon, Union Health Ministry had said that number of cases is 3374. 

    505 new cases have been detected in past 24 hours.

  • 6:50 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    151 COVID-19 positive cases, including 4 deaths reported in Karnataka

    As of 5 PM of 5th April 2020, 151 COVID19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state which includes 4 deaths and 12 discharges. 7 new cases have been confirmed in the state from 4th April 5 PM to 5th April 5 PM: Department of Health & Family Welfare Services, Karnataka

  • 6:20 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    571 COVID-19 positive cases in Tamil Nadu, 522 cases from Nizamuddin

    There are 571 COVID-19 positive cases in Tamil Nadu out of which 522 cases are from the people who had attended the religious function in Delhi: Beela Rajesh Tamil Nadu Health Secretary 

  • 6:18 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    4 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Uttarakhand today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 26

  • 5:28 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    All shops, except dairies & medical stores, in Bhopal to remain closed till further orders

    All shops, except dairies & medical stores, in Bhopal to remain closed till further orders. Food distribution by Municipality and home delivery permitted by the concerned officer will be allowed. This will come into effect from 12 AM today till further orders: Bhopal DM amid COVID-19 lockdown

  • 5:09 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    69-year-old woman dies of COVID-19 in Ludhiana

    A 69-year-old woman, who was COVID-19 positive and was admitted to hospital on 31st March with fever, cough and diarrhoea, died today after she suffered a cardiac arrest: Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana, Pradeep Agrawal.

  • 5:01 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Govt has started procuring, producing PPEs: Health Ministry

    "PPEs are imported so there was a shortage initially in the country but govt started taking action in this regard from January. Domestic manufacturers have started the production, we have also started procuring PPEs from the countries where it is available. Many orgs have started effort on their level to support us in enhancing supplies. We've dispatched available material to states in last 2 days. Production of adl material has started. PPEs available as on today, must be utilised rationally- we told this to DMs today," Joint Secy, Health Ministry said.

  • 4:42 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    128 FIRs, 292 arrested in Uttarakhand for violating coronavirus lockdown

    128 FIRs registered and 292 persons have been arrested today, over charges of violation of the countrywide Coronavirus lockdown: Media Cell of Uttarakhand Police

  • 4:39 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    68 coronavirus positive cases in Punjab till now

    Total 68 patients have tested positive for COVID-19 till now in the state; of which 1 patient is critical and on ventilator support. 4 patients have been cured. Total 6 COVID-19 patients have passed away till now: Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab.

    India Tv - 68 coronavirus positive cases in Punjab till now

    68 coronavirus positive cases in Punjab till now

     

  • 4:38 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    COVID-19 doubling rate would've been slower if not for Tablighi Jamaat event: Health Min

    "Our doubling rate (in how many days the number of Covid-19 cases gets double) at present is 4.1 days. But if additional cases reported due to the Tablighi Jamaat event, had not taken place, then the doubling rate would have been 7.4 days," says Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secy, Health Ministry.

  • 4:36 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    More than 27,000 relief camps, shelters set up, holding 12.5 lakh people: MHA

    "27,661 relief camps and shelters have been set up in all states across India - 23,924 by govts and 3,737 by NGOs. 12.5 Lakh people are taking shelter in them. 19,460 food camps have also been set up - 9,951 by govts and 9,509 by NGOs," says Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secy, Home Ministry.

  • 4:15 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    State governments are following the guidelines under lockdown. The situation of essential goods and services is satisfactory: Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secy, Home Ministry on coronavirus. 

  • 4:09 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Total 3374 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in India

    Total 3374 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in India till now; an additional 472 news cases reported since yesterday. Total 79 deaths reported; 11 additional deaths have been reported since yesterday. 267 persons have recovered: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secy, Health Ministry

  • 4:07 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    274 districts across country affected with Coronavirus: Health Ministry

    274 districts across the country have been affected due to Coronavirus till date: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry

  • 4:00 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Jammu & Kashmir is now at 106

    14 new cases in Kashmir Division. Total number of positive cases in Jammu & Kashmir now 106. Active cases in Kashmir - 82 and Jammu -18: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), J&K 

  • 3:35 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Current count of COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra is 690

    Current count of COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra is 690. Till now, Mumbai 29, Pune 17, PCMC 04, Ahmednagar 3, Aurangabad 2, such 55 people have been newly identified as positive. Till date 56 people have been cured & discharged from hospital: Maharashtra Health Min Rajesh Tope

  • 3:28 PM (IST) Posted by Analiza Pathak

    Haryana reports 76 confirmed cases of COVID-19 till date

    Till date, 76 confirmed cases of COVID19 have been reported in the state (including 4 from Sri Lanka, 1 from Nepal and 20 from other states). 1 death is reported from Ambala: Health Department, Government of Haryana

  • 3:05 PM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Coronavirus: American take last chance to leave Nepal

    American nationals and permanent residents have boarded a flight out of Kathmandu in what was likely their last chance to head home as Nepal prepares to extend lockdown measures to contain the spreading of the new coronavirus. Sunday’s flight with 303 passengers on board was the second one arranged by the U.S. embassy but paid for by the passengers. The Qatar Airways jet is scheduled to land at Washington D.C. with a fuel stop at Doha. 

    (AP)

  • 2:32 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    7 Fake Coronavirus Stories You Should Not Fall For

    As COVID-19 outbreak rages across the world, stories on fake narrative and untrue facts have surfaced of the internet. These stories cause unnecessary panic amongst the people and are not to be believed. Government authorities starting from Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself to state police departments have time and again asked people not to fall for such stories. Read More

  • 12:43 PM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Youngest coronavirus warrior wins the fight against COVID-19

    In Maharashtra, 51 other #Coronafighters who were tested #Covid_19 positive have also recovered including the baby born on March 27. The Chembur couple were allowed to take home their bundle of joy after he tested negative. 

  • 12:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    4 Tablighi Jamaat returnees test COVID-19 positive in Mewat

    Four Tablighi Jamaat returnees have tested COVID-19 positive in Mewat taking the overall case tally in the city to 7. 

  • 12:15 PM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh: 34 new COVID-19 cases reported

    Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Health Department on Sunday confirmed 34 new coronavirus positive cases reported in the State, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 226. (ANI)

  • 11:26 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

    NEW YORK  — The U.S. warned of many more coronavirus deaths in the days ahead as the global pandemic muted traditional observances from family grave-cleaning ceremonies in China to Palm Sunday for many Christians. Italy and Spain, the two hardest-hit European nations, expressed hope that the crisis was peaking in their countries, though Italian officials said the emergency is far from over as infections have plateaued but not started to decline. 

    (AP)

  • 11:17 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Coronavirus in Assam: Guwahati Police deploy drones to monitor lockdown

    Assam: Police have deployed drone cameras in Guwahati to monitor the situation amid lockdown due to #COVID19. MP Gupta, Police Commissioner, Guwahati, said: "We have arrested 75 people and seized around 2000 vehicles for violation of lockdown orders." #CoronaVirusLockDown

  • 11:14 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Coronavirus in Gujarat: 14 new COVID-19 cases reported; tally jumps to 122

    The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat has jumped to 122 with 14 new patients being reported from the state, an official said on Sunday. Out of the 14 new cases, 10 have a direct or indirect link to the religious congregation organised by Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in Delhi last month, Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi said.
    Of the total cases in the state, 72 are of local transmission, 33 patients have foreign travel history and 17 have inter-state travel history, she said. So far, 17 patients have been discharged after recovery, she said.

    PTI

  • 11:07 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday mass and Angelus prayer at St. Peter's Basilica

    Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday mass and Angelus prayer at St. Peter's Basilica

  • 10:16 AM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra rise to 635; death toll rises to 32

    Coronavirus outbreak has spread across the lengths and breaths of the country and the state which has been most impacted by the virus has been Maharashtra. With 635 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has the most number of cases in India. Maharashtra has also reported 32 deaths, which is the most by any state. Read More

  • 10:02 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    155 on US Navy ship USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus

    155 sailors American naval ship, USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus, 42 percent of all Navy infections, Fox News is reporting.

  • 9:39 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Coronavirus outbreak in India: Growth chart

    April 4: 3,374 cases
    April 2:    2,500 cases
    March 31:  1,500 cases
    March 23:   500 cases
    March 10:   50 cases
    March 2:    5 cases

  • 9:05 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Coronavirus in India: Overview

    • There are 3,072 confirmed positive cases reported from India so far. 75 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 disease in India while 213 people have managed to beat the virus after testing positive.
    • Coronavirus: 7 more test positive in Himachal Pradesh, total cases now 14.
    • Over 300 people arrested for violating lockdown in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar district so far: Police
    • Coronavirus in Ghaziabad: There are total 23 positive cases including 3 discharged/cured patients, according to the Chief Medical Officer, Ghaziabad
    • 16 people have tested positive for #Coronavirus: King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow
    • The Chief Medical Officer of CRPF has tested COVID-19 positive and is undergoing treatment, news agency ANI reports.
    • Noida has so far reported 58 COVID-19 positive cases 
    • Maharashtra: Sex workers residing in Nashik’s Bhadrakali are facing a financial crisis due to lockdown, in the wake of #coronavirus outbreak. "If all citizens of the country are getting help from govt why we should be left behind. Govt should help us too," ANI quoted them saying.
  • 8:45 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Coronavirus: What we know so far

    • Coronavirus: US reports more than 300,000 cases
    • New York to receive ventilators from China and Oregon
    • More than 40,000 have tested positive in the UK
    • Spain registers 809 new deaths
    • Tokyo reports over 100 new daily cases for the first time
    • Australia sees signs of slowing the spread of the virus
    • Death toll in Iran exceeds 3,400

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