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April 23, 2020 / 10:59 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Cases in India at 21,700, over 2.6 million test positive globally

Live updates of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 21,393

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the thirtieth day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 21,393. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 681. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.

Globally, there have been
over 26.2 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 1.8 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are the most-affected countries. The outbreak continues to have a major impact on the global economy. Catch the latest updates here:
  • April 23, 2020 / 10:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | BM Mishra, DM South Delhi, to ANI: A vegetable hawker in Ward-3, Mehrauli found to be COVID-19 positive. From the investigation, it seems he had stopped setting up his cart after he developed symptoms. He was not a part of the shifted mandi that has been set up at DTC Terminal. Close contacts of the vegetable hawker have been checked and are presently at Terapanth Bhawan. Results are awaited. We are screening all vendors but vigil by everyone will deter someone who is sick and still running such shop or 'thela'. Kindly in this process do not abuse or misbehave with vendors

  • April 23, 2020 / 10:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Bihar LIVE Updates | State Health Department: 9 more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Bihar; taking the total number of positive cases to 162. Contact tracing is being done. (ANI)

  • April 23, 2020 / 10:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Dr JC Passey, Medical Superintendent of LNJP Hospital: At least 56 people have been sent to quarantine after a dietician associated with Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital mess tested positive for COVID-19. The kitchen of LNJP Hospital has been temporarily shut down till the test reports of the persons sent to quarantine become available. At present, food facility is being provided by two of our in-house canteen facilities. (ANI)

  • April 23, 2020 / 09:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | State Health Department: A 75-year-old woman who had tested positive for COVID-19 from Bantwal with history of hypertension, stroke and pneumonia passed away at Wenlok District Hospital in Dakshina Kannada, today. (ANI)

  • April 23, 2020 / 09:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LIVE Updates | State Health Department: 61 more COVID-19 cases reported in Uttar Pradesh today, as of 7 pm. Total coronavirus cases in the state now at 1510, including 1280 active cases, 206 discharged, and 24 deaths. (ANI)

  • April 23, 2020 / 09:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Chandigarh LIVE Updates: A 6-month-old baby who was admitted to PGIMER on April 9 and was tested positive for COVID-19 on April 21 passed away today. The cause of death was reported to be refractory shock, pulmonary artery hypertension and COVID-19.

  • April 23, 2020 / 08:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates:  778 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths reported in Maharashtra today, as of 6 pm. Total coronavirus cases in the state now at 6427, including 840 discharged after recovery.

  • April 23, 2020 / 08:25 PM IST
  • April 23, 2020 / 08:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Odisha LIVE updates: Government has announced a 60-hour complete shut down in Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts from 10 pm today till April 26, in view of rise in COVID-19 cases.

  • April 23, 2020 / 08:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | MHA: Apprehensions, based on wrong interpretation of lockdown guidelines, raised by some companies, media.

    No lockdown clause mandates legal action, including imprisonment of CEO, in case a COVID-19 positive employee found in factory.

    No clause in lockdown guidelines about sealing of factory in case of an employee testing positive for COVID-19.

    – PTI

  • April 23, 2020 / 07:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates: Passengers using Delhi Metro, post resumption of operations, will have to take out any metallic item on their body before frisking, use face masks, have 'Aarogya Setu' app; but those with flu-like symptoms won’t be allowed, as per proposal prepared by CISF.

    Thermal screening of all entrants to be conducted at entry point of Delhi Metro stations and those found with abnormal temperatures will not be allowed to enter, according to plan prepared by CISF.

  • April 23, 2020 / 07:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: COVID-19 detection test method developed by IIT-Delhi gets ICMR nod. (PTI)