941 new coronavirus cases in India in 24 hours, 37 deaths: 10 updates

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Total coronavirus cases in India rose near 13,000-mark today after 826 new cases were reported in past 24 hours. There are 12,759 coronavirus cases in the country. The death toll went beyond 400 after 28 deaths were reported in 24 hours, show the latest data released by the Health Ministry released today morning. There were 10,824 active cases in the country while 1,514 patients have been cured of the virus or discharged.

Here are 10 updates:

With 2919 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra is the worst affected state. But the latest figures from Press Trust of India suggested that cases in Maharashtra have crossed 3,000 after 107 new cases were reported from Mumbai city and 19 from Pune.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain today said that over 68% of the COVID-19 positive cases in the national capital are of persons who participated in the Tablighi Jamaat event at the Markaz Nizamuddin. Health Ministry’s figures showed Delhi had over 1,500 coronavirus cases.

The coronavirus medical test equipment being procured by India from China to combat the pandemic gathered pace on Thursday as 6.50 lakh Rapid Antibody Tests and RNA Extraction Kits have been dispatched to the country. In a tweet, India’s Ambassador to China, Vikram Misri said the medical kits were dispatched early on Thursday from Guangzhou Airport in southern China.

Thousands of healthcare workers and patients at country-wide facilities of a leading private hospital network will be tested for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure, the hospital group said.

Healthcare workers from hospitals under Max Healthcare (18,000 workers), BLK Hospital (3,000) and Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai (3,000) will be tested over the next few weeks, officials said on Wednesday.

Six Indian companies are working on a vaccine for COVID-19, joining global efforts to find a quick preventive for the deadly infection spreading rapidly across the world, Press Trust of India reported, citing, says a top Indian scientist.

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday said it is deliberating upon forming a set of guidelines on refunds for flight ticket cancellations due to coronavirus lockdown.

ICMR has issued a list of 176 government laboratories and 78 private laboratories for Covid-19 testing.

Across the globe, the death toll has gone up to 1.37 lakh while total number of cases has shot up to over 20 lakh, according to latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

(With Agency Inputs)

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