Coronavirus India News Highlights | Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rise to 37,776; death toll at 1,223
Live updates of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its socio-economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 37,776.
The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the 39th day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been further extended till May 17.
The government has extended the nationwide lockdown to contain coronavirus by two more weeks from May 4 onwards. The entire country has been colour coded into Red, Orange and Green Zones. The rules
are the strictest in the Red Zone districts and progressively gets easier in the Orange and Green Zones.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 37,776. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 1,223. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.
Globally, there have been over 33.4 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 2.38 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are the most-affected countries. Catch the latest updates here:
A masked man stands for a thermal screening in a compound of a housing society. (Image credit: Shome Basu)
Coronavirus LIVE updates | Assam to open its borders with other NE states from tomorrow
The Assam government will open its borders with other northeastern states from tomorrow to allow stranded people to return to their homes, Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. However, Assam residents stranded in Sikkim will not be allowed to enter the state as they will have to come through West Bengal, Sarma told reporters today. (PTI)
May 02, 2020 / 08:49 PM IST
Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh LIVE updates | In a bid to bring back its residents stuck outside the state due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Himachal Pradesh government today asked them to register on its online portal. The government also decided to bring back its residents stranded in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali (collectively called the tricity) from tomorrow, an official spokesperson said. (PTI)
May 02, 2020 / 08:39 PM IST
Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE updates | After remaining free from any positive cases for a month, Wayanad reported a lone COVID-19 case today, following which the district was shifted from the green to the orange zone, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, even as he asserted that the state cannot afford to lower its guard. The other positive case in the state was from Kannur, which has the highest number of cases at present. (PTI)
May 02, 2020 / 08:34 PM IST
Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates | Forty-one people living in a building in southwest Delhi's Kapashera area tested positive for coronavirus today, an official said. A case of COVID-19 had been reported from the building situated in 'theke wali gali' on April 18, prompting authorities to timely seal it. This helped in containing the spread of coronavirus in the area. The administration will conduct tests of people residing in the building tomorrow again. (PTI)
May 02, 2020 / 08:23 PM IST
Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LIVE updates | 159 more people have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh today, taking the total number of cases to 2487. Out of the total cases, 698 patients have been cured while 43 others lost their lives due to the infection: State Health Department (ANI)
May 02, 2020 / 08:20 PM IST
Coronavirus in Punjab LIVE updates | Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced that the shops in green and orange zones across the state will remain open from 9 am to 1 pm with effect from tomorrow. There would be no relaxations in areas demarcated as red and containment zones, officials said. (PTI)
May 02, 2020 / 07:55 PM IST
Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates | For the second consecutive day, Tamil Nadu reported a COVID-19 death and over 200 cases, the health department said today. A 76-year-old woman from Chennai died at a city hospital taking the death toll to 29 in the state. (PTI)
May 02, 2020 / 07:44 PM IST
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi: The Arogya Setu app, is a sophisticated surveillance system, outsourced to a private operator, with no institutional oversight - raising serious data security & privacy concerns. Technology can help keep us safe; but fear must not be leveraged to track citizens without their consent.
May 02, 2020 / 07:41 PM IST
Coronavirus in Haryana LIVE updates | The death toll due to COVID-19 in Haryana rose to five with one more fatality today while 19 more people tested positive for the disease, taking the total number of cases to 376, officials said. The 62-year-old woman from Ambala City was admitted to PGIMER in Chandigarh last Friday with kidney and liver ailments, Ambala Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Kuldeep Singh said. (PTI)
May 02, 2020 / 07:39 PM IST
Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates | 231 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 today; taking the total number of positive cases to 2,757. One death has been reported today. There are 1,384 active cases till date and the death toll is at 29: State Health Department (ANI)
May 02, 2020 / 07:32 PM IST
Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE updates | A 20-day-old infant died due to coronavirus at a hospital in Rajasthan's Jaipur, an official said today. The state reported two more deaths apart from that of the child from Jaipur and Jodhpur, he said, adding that with the three deaths the fatality count reached 65 in the state. Meanwhile, 54 fresh coronavirus cases surfaced, taking the number of infected patients in Rajasthan to 2,720. (PTI)