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Covid-19 Highlights: France registers big slump in deaths in last 24 hours

Coronavirus disease crossed another grim milestone after the global death tally crossed the 2 lakh mark. Global recovery rate from Covid-19 is hovering close to 29%. In India, 26,917 cases have been recorded.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Apr 27, 2020 06:55 IST
Covid-19 Highlights: France registers big slump in deaths in last 24 hours

Covid-19 infections are set to cross 3 million mark with 2,00,000 people dead globally. With over 800,000 people recovered, global recovery rates have gone up to 29%. India's death toll due to Covid-19 has reached 26,917 with 826 people dead nationwide. Canada, US, Germany and Spain along with India seek to loosen lockdown restrictions as economies seek to heal from the devastating blow of the pandemic.


While addressing the nation in his monthly Mann Ki Baat programme, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India has adopted a people-driven approach to face the threat posed by Covid-19 pandemic.


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04:37 PM IST

2,189 cases have been registered and 10,062 people arrested till date in Uttarakhand

2,189 cases have been registered and 10,062 people arrested till date, in connection with violation of coronavirus lockdown in the state. 5,296 vehicles have been seized: Uttarakhand Police

04:22 PM IST

6 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Ranchi

6 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Ranchi; a staff of Sadar Hospital, 3 in Hindpiri and 2 in Lowadih have tested positive. Total number of cases in the state rises to 73 now: Nitin Madan Kulkarni, State Health Secretary, Jharkhand

04:21 PM IST

4 new Covid-19 cases reported today in Bihar

4 new Covid-19 cases reported today in Bihar, taking the total number of cases in the state to 255: Bihar Principal Secretary (Health) Sanjay Kumar

04:12 PM IST

Number of hotspots identified across Uttar Pradesh now stand at 402

The number of hotspots identified across Uttar Pradesh now stand at 402. 31,000 vehicles have been seized till date for violation of coronavirus lockdown norms: Awanish K Awasthi, State Additional Chief Secretary (Home)

04:10 PM IST

1,843 positive Covid-19 cases have been reported till date in Uttar Pradesh

1,843 positive Covid-19 cases have been reported till date in UP, of which 289 cases have been cured/discharged. Total 29 deaths reported till now: Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad

04:03 PM IST

UK’s Dominic Raab rejects fresh calls for early easing of lockdown

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who has been deputizing for Boris Johnson while the premier recovered from Covid-19, rejected the calls for an early easing of the lockdown, telling Sky News the outbreak was still at a “delicate and dangerous” stage.

03:36 PM IST

Doctor dies of Covid-19 in West Bengal

A senior govt doctor and 34-year-old man died of coronavirus in West Bengal.

03:26 PM IST

Covd-19 cases in Dehradun go up to 50

Two more persons, including healthcare worker at AIIMS Rishikesh, have been tested positive for Covid-19 in Dehradun district, taking the total cases to 50 in Uttarakhand, said Health Department.

03:12 PM IST

Maharashtra govt putting people's lives in danger: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra government is putting lives of people in Dharavi in danger by not testing aggressively in Covid-19 hotspots, said BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis.

03:05 PM IST

69 fresh Covid-19 cases take the tally to 2,152 in Rajasthan

Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan have gone up by 69. Two deaths have also been reported from the state today, taking the total number of cases to 2,152 and deaths to 36. As many as 518 patients have recovered from the disease so far, said Rajasthan Health Department.

02:40 PM IST

Covid-19 cases reported from Jahangirpuri area: Satyendar Jain

Many positive cases of coronavirus have come from Delhi's Jahangirpuri area. Around 40 staff of Jagjivan Ram Hospital, which is in the same area, have also been infected, said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

02:29 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Indonesia go up to 8,882

Total number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia have gone up to 8,882, country's health minister official said.

02:09 PM IST

CM Uddhav Thackeray urges Maharashtra citizens to get tested

The CM in his briefing highlighted that 80% patients in the state are asymptomatic and the rest carry mild symptoms.

01:55 PM IST

China says Wuhan is Covid-19 free

China's NHC spokesman said on Saturday said that Wuhan has discharged all Covid-19 patients. “The latest news is that by April 26, the number of new coronavirus patients in Wuhan was at zero, thanks to the joint efforts of Wuhan and medical staff from around the country,” National Health Commission spokesman Mi Feng said at a briefing.

01:47 PM IST

Manipur to form panel to bring back citizens

Chief Minister N Biren Singh will form a committee to formulate a plan to bring back people from the state stranded in other parts of the country due to the lockdown.

First published: Apr 26, 2020 05:31 IST