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Highlights: 186 new coronavirus cases and 1 death reported in Delhi today

Coronavirus cases in India mounted to 14,792 on Saturday, with the death toll touching 488, according to the ministry of health.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Apr 23, 2020 13:03 IST
Highlights: 186 new coronavirus cases and 1 death reported in Delhi today
A doctor takes swab from the mouth of a child for Covid-19 test

Coronavirus cases in India mounted to 14,792 on Saturday, with the death toll touching 488, according to the ministry of health.

On Friday, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said he would do "whatever it took" to help the staggered economy during the pandemic. Among other announcements, the RBI cut repo rate and pushed other banks to lend and provide liquidity support to struggling non-banks and ease asset classification norms. Click here for full Covid-19 coverage

In another development, it was found that while India has used its Saarc Covid-19 Emergency Fund to send relief material worth $1.7 million to various countries, there has been no word from Pakistan, which had pledged to contribute relief worth $3 million to nations.

Here are the highlights on Covid-19:

10:59 PM IST

France reports 642 more coronavirus deaths

France reports 642 more coronavirus deaths, total toll 19,323: official

10:54 PM IST

Chandigarh has been declared as containment zone

Since in Chandigarh coronavirus outbreak is scattered and not confined to a specific pocket, area, village or cluster, entire district has been declared as containment zone: Manoj Parida, Advisor, Chandigarh Administration

10:45 PM IST

Ministry of Civil Aviation clarifies that so far no decision has been taken to open domestic or international operations

The Ministry of Civil Aviation clarifies that so far no decision has been taken to open domestic or international operations.

Airlines are advised to open their bookings only after a decision in this regard has been taken by the Government: Hardeep Puri

10:42 PM IST

186 new coronavirus positive cases and 1 death reported in Delhi today

186 new coronavirus positive cases and 1 death reported in Delhi today, 134 people also recovered today. The total number of positive cases in the national capital rises to 1893, including 207 recovered. Total death toll 43: Government of Delhi

10:29 PM IST

Nursing officer of AIIMS Delhi and her 20-month-old baby tested positive for Covid-19

A nursing officer of AIIMS Delhi and her 20-month-old baby tested positive for Covid-19. There's possibility that the nurse might have been exposed to her husband who is Covid-19 positive. He was being treated at RML and has now been shifted to healthcare facility,Jhajjar: AIIMS officials

10:17 PM IST

43 new coronavirus positive cases reported in Telangana today

43 new coronavirus positive cases reported in Telangana today. Total number of active cases in the state stands at 605. 186 cured/discharged, 18 deaths: Director of Public Health & Family Welfare, Government of Telangana

10:11 PM IST

Total sample tested 3,72,123: ICMR

Total sample tested 3,72,123. Total individuals tested 3,54,969. Samples tested today 35,494: Indian Council of Medical Research

10:08 PM IST

13 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Kashmir division

13 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Kashmir division of Jammu and Kashmir today, taking the total number of positive cases to 341 out of which 285 are active case. Five people have succumbed to the disease: Govt of Jammu and Kashmir

09:51 PM IST

125 fresh cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Uttar Pradesh

125 fresh cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Uttar Pradesh, taking total number of cases to 974 out of which 108 patients have been cured and 14 others died. 26 patients have been discharged from the hospital in last 24 hours: State Health Department.

09:47 PM IST

122 Covid-19 positive cases reported in Rajasthan today

122 Covid-19 positive cases reported in Rajasthan today - 3 in Ajmer, 1 in Banswara, 42 in Bharatpur, 25 in Jaipur, 1 in Jaisalmer, 26 in Jodhpur, 2 in Tonk, 17 in Nagour and 5 in Kota. 4 people died in Jaipur today. Total no.of positive cases in the state is 1351:State health dept

09:25 PM IST

No Covid-19 deaths reported in any district of Madhya Pradesh today

No deaths reported in any district of Madhya Pradesh today. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 1402 - including 69 deaths, 127 discharge). 59 people have cured and discharged in the last 24 hours: Madhya Pradesh state health department

08:52 PM IST

Gujarat reports 104 new Covid-19 cases; tally 1376

Gujarat reports 104 new Covid-19 cases; tally 1376: Health department official

08:43 PM IST

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC have been issued in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh in view of rising cases of Covid-19

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC have been issued in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh in view of rising cases of Covid-19. The orders will be effective from 12 AM tomorrow & will continue for three days: Dhar District Magistrate Srikant Banoth

08:17 PM IST

Covid-19 cases rise to 31 in Nepal

Covid-19 cases rise to 31 in Nepal out of which three patients have been treated: Nepal Health Ministry

08:15 PM IST

Total coronavirus cases in Gujarat stands at 1,376

Death toll rise to 53 in Gujarat after 5 more deaths due to Covid-19 were reported in the state today. Total number of active cases in the state stands at 1376 including 93 cured/discharged, following 104 new cases were reported: Gujarat Health Department

First published: Apr 18, 2020 05:47 IST