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.
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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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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
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
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
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)
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
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.
Doctor dies of Covid-19 in West Bengal
A senior govt doctor and 34-year-old man died of coronavirus in West Bengal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have 80% patients who are asymptomatic and 20% are there who have mild, serious or critical symptoms. We have to see how these people are also saved. Those who are hiding it and not getting tested, if you have symptoms please go and get tested: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray pic.twitter.com/iQ28twGRIw— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2020
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.
First published: Apr 26, 2020 05:31 IST