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Covid-19 highlights: India reports 437 cases in 24 hours, 1834 people infected

The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 1,834, according to the figures released by the Union health ministry. The US death toll, which has now touched 3,400, is more than the nearly 3,000 people killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Close to 175,000 have been infected across the US.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Apr 02, 2020 00:38 IST
Covid-19 highlights: India reports 437 cases in 24 hours, 1834 people infected

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 800,000 people all over the world, with the global death toll crossing 40,000. The total number of deaths in the US with the 3,400 deaths from Covid-19 has surpassed China’s official toll of 3,305. Close to 175,000 have been infected across the United States. The US, Italy, Spain, China and Germany are now the five most affected countries in terms of number of confirmed cases.

In India, too, the number of novel coronavirus cases continue to climb. According to the Union health ministry, there are 1,834 Covid-19 patients in the country which 41 deaths.

Here are the highlights on novel coronavirus from around the world:

11:52 PM IST

Hyderabad reports Covid-19 death

A man in his late forties has died due to Covid-19 in Hyderabad.

11:30 PM IST

India sees huge spike in number of Covid-19 cases, 437 new cases reported

437 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in India. 1834 people have been infected by Covid-19. 41 people have died due to Covid-19 so far.

11:30 PM IST

WHO concerned as death rate doubled in a week

10:37 PM IST

Mumbai's Dharavi man tested positive for Covid-19 dies

The person from Dharavi in Mumbai who had tested positive for Coronavirus has died at Sion Hospital. He had symptoms like fever, cough, respiratory issues and also had co-morbid condition of renal failure, reported news agency ANI.

10:31 PM IST

24 new coronavirus cases detected in Andhra, total 111

Twenty-four new coronavirus cases detected in Andhra Pradesh. The total number has jumped to 111.

10:25 PM IST

Ministry of AYUSH has give guidelines for better health, immunity: PM Modi

"The Ministry of AYUSH has given some guidelines for better health and immunity. These are measures that can be easily done. There are many things that I have been doing for years, like drinking only hot water throughout the year. Make them part of your life, as well as share them with others," tweeted PM Modi.

10:20 PM IST

Most challenging crisis since World War II, says UN chief on virus

UN chief Antonio Guterres said the coronavirus pandemic was the "most challenging crisis since World War II".

10:08 PM IST

15 tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha, all had attended Markaz Nizamuddin in Delhi

15 out of 20 people who had returned to Odisha from Markaz Nizamuddin have tested negative for COVID19. Reports of 5 remaining persons are awaited: Odisha Information and Public Relations Dept

09:52 PM IST

Wimbledon canceled because of coronavirus

After Britain imposed a nationwide lockdown, All England Club announced the cancellation of Wimbledon on Wednesday. This is the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played.

09:48 PM IST

Loss of smell, taste a key symptom of coronavirus: Study

Scientists have discovered that loss of smell and taste is another symptom of coronavirus, based on data submitted by millions of people into a new Covid Symptom Tracker app developed at King’s College London.

09:40 PM IST

Coronavirus epidemic has peaked in Spain: Health chiefs

Spain's coronavirus death toll has surged over 9,000 on Wednesday as infections passed the 100,000 mark. However, the rate of new cases continued to slow, suggesting the epidemic had peaked, health chiefs said.

09:33 PM IST

8 more coronavirus cases reported in Asssam

8 more cases of coronavirus have been reported in Assam, taking the total to 13. All eight new cases are of people who also participated in Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi, said Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

08:34 PM IST

Man, 51, dies of coronavirus in Maharashtra; state death toll at 13

Man, 51, dies of coronavirus in Maharashtra; state death toll at 13

08:14 PM IST

Coronavirus cases rise to 152 in Delhi

Total cases of coronavirus rises to 152 in Delhi, including 53 positive cases from Markaz Nizamuddin, said Delhi government.

08:06 PM IST

EU proposes short-time work scheme to avoid lay-offs amid epidemic

The European Union has proposed a short-time work scheme to avoid lay-offs amid coronavirus epidemic.

First published: Apr 01, 2020 05:20 IST