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Published On: Sat, May 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus:In India rise to 37,776, death toll at 1,223

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Crona-03NEW DELHI : Over 2,293 fresh Covid-19 infected cases were reported in the country in the last 24 hours along with deaths surpassing 71.Union Health Ministry said, adding that 1,223 deaths linked to the highly infectious COVID-19 have been reported so far.

The recovery rate – number of patients who have successfully fought the illness – stood at 26.64 per cent this morning. A total of 10,018 patients have recovered so far.
Forty one people living in a building in southwest Delhi’s Kapashera area today were tested positive for coronavirus. A case of COVID-19 had been reported from the building situated in theke wali gali on April 18.The total number of cases in India has crossed the 37,776-mark with 1,223 deaths reported so far. Around 9,950 people have recovered until now.
As many as 790 fresh coronavirus cases reported in Maharashtra on Saturday, taking tally to 12,296. Death toll touched 521 with 36 patients succumbing today. Meanwhile, 121 coronavirus patients discharged after recovery today, taking number of recovered persons to 2,000, added health department.
547 new COVID19 cases & 27 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 8172 & deaths to 322. 137 patients discharged today after recovery; total 1704 patients discharged till today.
Gurugram has reported six more positive cases of COVID-19, taking the total count of such cases in the city to 63. According to the health authorities, all six of them have contracted the infection, after they came in contact with relatives, friends and colleagues.

Three cases were reported in Dundehera village near Kapashera on Friday. Two persons associated with finance company came in contact with the virus-infected Delhi residents and another person, who was tested positive for the disease is an employee of Delhi health department. So far, 38 people have been discharged in the city.
The home ministry has announced new guidelines based on the demarcation of the country into red zones with “significant risk of spread of the infection”; green zones with either zero cases or no confirmed cases in the past 21 days; and those in between as orange.

India’s most economically-important cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Ahmedabad – are all marked red zones; the cities will stay under strict lockdown for the next two weeks.

As government eases curbs in some parts, travel by air, rail, metro and inter-state movement by road will remain banned across the country. Schools, colleges, hotels, restaurants; cinemas, malls, shopping centres, gyms and sports complexes will also stay shut. Gatherings — social, political, cultural and religious — will also not resume for now.
Movement of individuals, for all non-essential activities, shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm to 7 am. Most commercial and private offices can open with upto 33 per cent staff, with the rest working from home.
In a huge relief for migrants labourers, students, pilgrims or tourists, who were stranded due to the countrywide shutdown over the pandemic, the government on Friday announced special trains to facilitate their return to their homes.
More than a month after lakhs across the country thanked healthcare workers and those working tirelessly to provide essential services, India’s armed forces on Sunday will conduct fly-pasts, light up ships at sea and shower petals on hospitals in an elaborate display as an expression of gratitude.
“We (wish to) convey our gratitude to each and every corona warrior and all the citizens of our nation. On May 3 there will be some special activities as a gesture of special gratitude by all three forces,” Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Friday.Prime Minister  Modi on Friday welcomed the decision of the armed forces .”India applauds them and their families,” he said.
Worldwide, over 34 lakh people have so far contracted the illness, nearly 2.3 lakh people have lost their lives. The outbreak originated in China’s Wuhan city in December and has spread to over 180 countries in the last five months.
(With Agency Inputs).

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