Coronavirus Pandemic LIVE Updates: India Cases Rise to 29,435, Death Toll at 934 With 62 Fatalities in 24 Hours; Global Covid-19 Infections Cross 3 Million – Today Newspaper

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Coronavirus Pandemic LIVE Updates: The Covid-19 cases in India show no signs of slowing down as they inched towards the 30,0000-mark with the death toll at 934. The country saw 29,435 cases of which 21,632 are active while 6,868 are cured.

With 190 fresh cases reported in Delhi, the total number of coronavirus cases climbed to 3,108 in the city but no fresh death was reported for the second successive day, according to Delhi government authorities. The cases also include the private secretary of southwest Delhi District Magistrate Rahul Singh, prompting the IAS officer to go into self-quarantine, an official said.

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Apr 28, 2020 10:08 am (IST)

India Not Flattening Curve: Government Sources | Government sources told News18 that the the national doubling rate average should increase further. “We are not flattening the curve. At this doubling rate we will have over 1.12 lakh cases by middle of May. Doubling is happening in 10 to 12 days but we are in the stage of active growth rate of cases,” the sources said.

Apr 28, 2020 10:03 am (IST)

World Coronavirus Updates: New York | Scientists at New York City’s health department have begun to analyze the novel coronavirus’s genetic material to allow them to trace the origins of any future outbreaks in the coming months as they cautiously look to reopen the largely shuttered city, Reuters reports.

Apr 28, 2020 10:00 am (IST)

Oil Prices Slump Amid Coronavirus | Oil prices slumped on Tuesday, extending the previous session’s slide, on worries about limited capacity to store crude worldwide and expectations that fuel demand may only recover slowly as coronavirus pandemic restrictions are gradually eased, Reuters reports.

Apr 28, 2020 9:57 am (IST)

HSBC’s Profits Halve amid Coronavirus | HSBC Holdings PLC’s first-quarter profit nearly halved from a year-ago, missing estimates, after boosting provisions against bad loans as the coronavirus pandemic hits borrowers worldwide.

Apr 28, 2020 9:54 am (IST)

Coronavirus in India State Wise Update | The number of Covid-19 cases has gone up to 1,183 in Andhra Pradesh and 1,004 in Telangana. The number of cases has risen to 697 in West Bengal, 546 in Jammu and Kashmir, 512 in Karnataka, 481 in Kerala, 345 in Bihar and 313 in Punjab.

Apr 28, 2020 9:49 am (IST)

Maharashtra Has Most Coronavirus Deaths | Of the 934 deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 369 fatalities, followed by Gujarat at 162, Madhya Pradesh at 110, Delhi at 54, Rajasthan at 46 and Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh at 31 each.

Apr 28, 2020 9:45 am (IST)

Coronavirus Updates of Deaths in India | A total of 48 deaths were reported since Monday evening of which 27 fatalities were reported from Maharashtra, 11 from Gujarat, five from Rajasthan, four from Madhya Pradesh and one from Jammu and Kashmir.

Apr 28, 2020 9:41 am (IST)

Punjab Coronavirus Cases | Eight of the Sikh pilgrims who recently returned from Maharashtra’s Nanded tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, prompting a decision to quarantine and test all those who are brought to Punjab from there.

Apr 28, 2020 9:36 am (IST)

Workers from Odisha Leave for Home Amid Coronavirus Lockdown | In a relief to workers stranded in Surat city due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, three private luxury buses carrying around 150 migrant labourers from Odisha left here in Gujarat on Monday.

Apr 28, 2020 9:34 am (IST)

Jharkhand Coronavirus Updates | Twenty people, including a police officer, tested positive for coronavirus in Jharkhand on Monday, the highest single-day jump in the number of cases so far, health officials said. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the state has now gone up to 103, they said.

Apr 28, 2020 9:33 am (IST)

Coronavirus in India State Wise Update: Bihar Cases | Bihar was rattled by its biggest ever spike in Covid-19 cases in a single day when 68 people tested positive on Monday and the states total jumped to 345, a top official said here.

Apr 28, 2020 9:30 am (IST)

Coronavirus in India State Wise Update: Rajasthan | Total positive Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan reached 2,328 after 66 new cases were reported in 12 hours.

Apr 28, 2020 9:23 am (IST)

Mild Coronavirus Cases Can Stay at Home: Health Ministry | Health ministry has issued guidelines saying mild cases of coronavirus or pre symptomatic individuals can stay at home. You can visit these guidelines here. 

Apr 28, 2020 9:17 am (IST)

Max Healthcare Orders Mandatory Coronavirus Testing | Max Healthcare has ordered mandatory Covid-19 testing for 24,000+ staff and all patients admitted in its hospitals.

Apr 28, 2020 9:12 am (IST)

Latest Coronavirus Updates in Delhi | The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital on Monday crossed the 3,000-mark, with 190 fresh cases being reported in a day, according to the Delhi government authorities. No fresh death was reported for second successive day on Monday.

Apr 28, 2020 9:11 am (IST)

Vaccine Shortages Amid Coronavirus | WHO said — shortages of vaccines against other diseases are being reported in 21 countries as a result of border restrictions and disruptions to travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 28, 2020 9:06 am (IST)

Coronavirus Mumbai Updates | State-run JJ Hospital in Mumbai has suspended operations of its dialysis department after a patient tested positive for coronavirus, a senior official said on Monday.

Apr 28, 2020 9:03 am (IST)

Coronavirus Maharashtra Updates | A Covid-19 patient on Monday briefly escape from a facility in Aurangabad in Maharashtra but was held soon after, police said.

Apr 28, 2020 9:01 am (IST)

Coronavirus India Wiki | There are have been 62 fatalities from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data. 

Apr 28, 2020 9:00 am (IST)

Coronavirus in India State Wise Update:Odisha CM | Odisha Chief Minister has asked the Centre to prepare national SOP for stranded people, enhancement of testing facilities.

Apr 28, 2020 8:58 am (IST)

What is Coronavirus ? Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  

Apr 28, 2020 8:56 am (IST)

Symptoms of Coronavirus | The novel coronavirus disease has many symptoms — fever; tiredness; dry cough. Other symptoms include: shortness of breath; aches and pains; sore throat and very few people will report diarrhoea, nausea or a runny nose. (Image: SCMP)

Apr 28, 2020 8:52 am (IST)

Extremists Taking Advantage of Covid-19: UN | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that extremist groups are taking advantage of coronavirus lockdowns to intensify social media efforts to spread hatred and recruit young people who are spending more time online.

Apr 28, 2020 8:46 am (IST)

US Coronavirus Updates | President Donald Trump is projecting that coronavirus deaths in the United States could reach 70,000, but says original projections were much higher as he explained why voters should consider re-electing him in November.

Apr 28, 2020 8:45 am (IST)

Animals Killed as Meat Supply is Hampered Amid Coronavirus | Millions of pigs, chickens and cattle will be euthanized because of slaughterhouse closures, limiting supplies at grocers, said John Tyson, chairman of top U.S. meat supplier Tyson Foods, Reuters reports.

Apr 28, 2020 8:41 am (IST)

Coronavirus News: India Cases Cross 29k-mark | The active cases of the novel coronavirus disease are at 21,632 while the total cases are at 29,435. A total of 6,868 people have died of Covid-19 while 934 people have died.

Apr 28, 2020 8:37 am (IST)

Latest India Coronavirus Update: Jammu & Kashmir | Police in Jammu and Kashmir are conducting checks on the movement of people amid the coronavirus lockdown. (Image: Bathindi in Jammu: ANI)

Apr 28, 2020 8:33 am (IST)

Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings Resume | US President Donald Trump’s pause in holding White House coronavirus briefings only lasted the weekend as he took center stage in the Rose Garden on Monday to promote what he called a major expansion in testing for the virus.

Apr 28, 2020 8:30 am (IST)

UK Sits Tight on Coronavirus Lockdown | Countries from Italy to New Zealand have announced the easing of coronavirus lockdowns but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, back at work on Monday after being in intensive care with COVID-19, said it was too soon to relax the restrictions.

Apr 28, 2020 8:21 am (IST)

Latest India Coronavirus Updates | Eight people, including four women, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, taking the total number of cases in Odisha to 111, officials said. While six fresh cases were reported from Balasore, one each was detected from Jajpur and Koraput districts, they said.

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Two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers engaged in food distribution at a Delhi government-run centres in Mehrauli also tested positive, following which several localities in the area have been declared as containment zones. The number of containment zones in the national capital rose to 99 on Monday.

After an increase in the number of patients recovered last week – more than 800 in a week – the day saw no fresh recovery of patients. So far, 54 people have died of coronavirus in the city, officials said.

To ensure proper protection of all those at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed the Delhi government and police, saying there should be no compromise on their safety.

As the cases rise across the country, the entire Pune city was declared a containment zone. In view of the order issued by Pune municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad to this effect, police also extended the restrictions already imposed on residents. “We have already imposed a curfew in Pune city to check the spread of the coronavirus,” said Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Shisve.

With the detection of 84 fresh COVID-19 cases in Pune, the tally in the district increased to 1,348 on Monday, while the death toll rose to 80, an official said.

Pune authorities attributed the mounting numbers to increased testing capacity, with health officials now testing over thousand samples a day.

Maharashtra on Monday, meanwhile, reported 522 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of the infected people to 8,590, a Health department official said. With 27 more fatalities, the overall COVID-19 death toll mounted to 369, he said.

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