Coronavirus Live Updates: Sharpest 24-hour Spike In Deaths In India, Cases Near 40,000

Coronavirus Live Updates: Sharpest 24-hour Spike In Deaths In India, Cases Near 40,000

With 78 new deaths, India has registered its sharpest spike in the novel Coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, according to latest figured released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday morning.

The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has risen to 1301 while the number of cases has climbed to 39,980 in India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, on Sunday,  the armed forces will conduct aerial fly-pasts, light up ships at sea and shower flower petals on several hospitals across the country to express gratitude to lakhs of doctors, paramedics, sanitation staff and other front-line workers engaged in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are all the live updates:

4:40 PM: The number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh rose to 2,579 with 92 more people testing positive for the infection on Sunday, officials said.

4:30 PM: As many as 42 people in Punjab’s Sri Muktsar Sahib have tested positive for COVID-19 after they returned from Hazur Sahib in Nanded, Maharashtra, said District Civil Surgeon Dr Hari Narayan Singh on Sunday.

4:29 PM: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has issued a notification stating that ‘the University shall remain closed till 17th May, 2020’.

4:28 PM: HRD Ministry to announce fresh dates for JEE, NEET on May 5.

3:10 PM: China has reported 14 new COVID-19 cases, including 12 asymptomatic ones, taking the number of infections in the country to 82,877 while over 4,630 people have succumbed to the deadly virus, health officials said today. China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said the two new confirmed cases were reported on Saturday which included one imported and another locally transmitted.

3:07 PM: Delhi High Court registry official tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to LNJP Hospital, says HC sources.

12:38 PM: Five new cases of coronavirus havebeen confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of infections in the state to 606, the Health department said on Sunday.

11:20 AM: Nearly 500 Delhi students stranded at coaching hub Kota in Rajasthan during the lockdown reached Kashmere Gate ISBT in 40 buses early Sunday morning.

Delhi’s Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said the students would be sent to their homes from Kashmere Gate ISBT after medical tests.

10:39 AM: Three more persons, including two Surat returnees, have tested positive for COVID-19 inOdisha, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 160, official sources said.

10:12 AM: Rajasthan has registered 31 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 2803, state health department said.

9:55 AM:  In view of the extension of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown by two weeks, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced new guidelines to be followed in the State.

According to new guidelines, Sundays will be a closed day for everything including vehicle movement. Moreover, public transport, public gathering, cinema theatres, religious places, events, malls, liquor shops, bars, barbershops, beauty parlours, gyms and educational institutions will not be allowed to open across the State.


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