Coronavirus News India highlights: Delhi reports 23 new cases today; overall numbers surge past 1,000 in India
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The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 190 countries. Today is the fifth day of the 21-day nationwide lockdown. The total number of reported active COVID-19 cases in India is 867. The Union Health Ministry has said that 87 people have recovered so far, but 25 have died.
Globally, there have been over 6.6 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 30,800 people have
died so far. The US now has the highest number of cases, followed by Italy. Cases continue to surge in Europe. The outbreak is having a major impact on global economy and the stock market. Catch the latest updates here:
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Coronavirus news India LIVE Updates | Cases in India surge past 1,000; 27 dead
The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India has risen to over 1,000, according to the Union Health Ministry.
This number includes reported active cases, patients who have recovered and the total deaths so far.
"Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 27; positive cases increase to 1024," the Health Ministry said.
March 29, 2020 / 08:19 PM IST
Coronavirus news Delhi LIVE Updates | 23 new Coronavirus cases reported today. Total number of positive cases in Delhi rises to 72.
March 29, 2020 / 08:07 PM IST
Coronavirus news Bihar LIVE Updates | An official has said that four fresh cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Bihar; state's count rises to 15.
March 29, 2020 / 07:59 PM IST
Coronavirus news India LIVE Updates | Indian Army sources: A Colonel-rank doctor has tested positive for COVID-19 at Army Command Hospital in Kolkata. The officer was in New Delhi recently. The officer has been put under quarantine and all precautions are being taken for his colleagues as well.
March 29, 2020 / 07:46 PM IST
Coronavirus news Gujarat LIVE Updates | Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Gujarat: Five more people test positive for Coronavirus in Gujarat. Total 63 people have tested positive till now in the state.
March 29, 2020 / 07:14 PM IST
Coronavirus news Uttarakhand LIVE Updates |A 47 year-old man has tested positive for COVID-19 today; Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 7, of which 3 have been discharged after they tested negative.
March 29, 2020 / 06:42 PM IST
Coronavirus news Goa LIVE Updates | Two more persons test positive for coronavirus in Goa, total now five: CM Pramod Sawant.
March 29, 2020 / 06:34 PM IST
Coronavirus news Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates | 8 new positive COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu have been reported from Erode (contact of the Thai Nationals who are undergoing treatment at IRT Perundurai). Patients were identified through contact tracing. All patients isolated for treatment, says Dr C Vijayabaskar, Tamil Nadu Health Minister.
March 29, 2020 / 06:31 PM IST
Coronavirus news India LIVE Updates | Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group: Adani Foundation is humbled to contribute Rs 100 cr to PM Cares Fund in this hour of India’s battle against COVID-19. Adani Group will further contribute additional resources to support governments and fellow citizens in these testing times.
March 29, 2020 / 06:27 PM IST
Coronavirus news Delhi LIVE Updates | Some key points from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's press breifing today:
>> Delhi govt has emptied stadiums, schools to shelter migrant workers. Giving free food to 4 lakh people daily.
>> He said that lockdown will fail if people do not stay wherever they are.
>> "If one person in huge crowd is infected with COVID-19, all can be affected; the virus can reach villages," Kejriwal said while addressing the issue of migrant workers making their way back to their native places.
>> Kejriwal also appealed all landlords not to force tenants to pay rent. He said that if anyone is unable to pay, the government will pay for them.
March 29, 2020 / 06:12 PM IST
Coronavirus Delhi news LIVE Updates | Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: When Prime Minister Modi announced the lockdown, he said, 'stay wherever you are'. I think it is the mantra of this lockdown, if we don't follow this the lockdown will not be successful and the country will fail in the fight against this virus.