Highlights: Delhi records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases, 427 reported in 24 hrs
In India, the number of samples tested for Covid-19 crossed a million on Saturday, up from 38,914 on April 1, which takes the number of tests to almost 783 per million of the population. And the number of recoveries crossed 10,000.
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More than 35 lakh people have been infected by the novel coronavirus. US continues to top the list of worst-affected nations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In India, total number of cases have now reached 40,263 with 1,306 people dead so far.
Elsewhere in the world, Spaniards filled the streets to exercise outside for the first time in seven weeks and German children rushed to playgrounds as countries in Western Europe gradually relaxed coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Here are the highlights on coronavirus from India and around the world:
Coronavirus cases in Pune cross 2,000-mark
Pune district in Maharashtra has reported 138 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking its overall Covid count to 2,050, a Health official said on Sunday, reports PTI.
Telangana reports 21 new virus cases, total cases in state mount to 508
Twenty-one new cases of coronavirus were reported in Telangana on Sunday.
A media bulletin from the Health Department said: "21 coronavirus positive cases reported today, taking the total number of active cases to 508 in the State. Total cured or discharged patients today are 46.", reports ANI.
Tamil Nadu issues guidelines for resumption of economic & commercial activities
As the national lockdown enters its third leg on Monday, the Tamil Nadu government on Sunday issued the dos and don'ts regarding resumption of economic and commercial activities in the state, which has robust manufacturing and software sectors, reports PTI.
Delhi records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases, 427 reported in 24 hrs
Delhi witnessed the biggest jump in coronavirus cases in a day. 427 cases have been reported in the national capital in the last 24 hours. The total cases in the state now stand at 4,549.
Maharashtra coronavirus cases up by 678 to 12,974
The number of Covid-19 patients in Maharashtra grew to 12,974 with 678 new cases on Sunday, a state health official said. The death toll due to coronavirus went up to 548 in the state as 27 more people succumbed to the infection, the official said, reports PTI.
MHA asks states to take precautions against virus in jails, other detention centres
The Centre has asked all states to take precautions against a COVID-19 outbreak in jails and correctional homes and ensure proper hygiene at such facilities. In a communication to all states and Union Territories, the Home Ministry said the novel coronavirus is a global health crisis and has affected a huge population the world over, reports PTI.
Coronavirus cases in Punjab cross 1,000 mark
Punjab saw the steepest rise in the number of coronavirus cases on Sunday with 331 more persons, mostly pilgrims returning from Nanded, testing positive for the disease, officials said, reports PTI.
British govt reports 315 more coronavirus deaths
Britain's death toll in the coronavirus outbreak rose to 28,446 on Sunday, after the government reported 315 more fatalities in hospitals, care homes and the wider community, reports AFP.
Haryana cases reach 442
66 people in Haryana have tested positive for Covid-19 in Haryana on Sunday. Sonipat reported 18 new cases.
#COVID19 cases in Haryana rise to 442 after 66 people, including 18 in Sonipat, 12 in Faridabad, 11 in Panipat & 9 in Gurgaon, test positive; biggest single-day spike in cases: Health Department— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 3, 2020
Migrant workers protest in Hyderabad
Migrant workers in Hyderabad raised protests demanding that the state government arrange their return home.
Telangana: Scores of migrant workers stranded here amid #COVID19 lockdown gathered in Hyderabad today allegedly demanding state government to send them back to their native places. pic.twitter.com/EIgeaqSWxy— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2020
'America became greater than before': Trump
US President Donald Trump in a cryptic tweet declared victory over the pandemic.
....And then came a Plague, a great and powerful Plague, and the World was never to be the same again! But America rose from this death and destruction, always remembering its many lost souls, and the lost souls all over the World, and became greater than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2020
Mumbai Covid-19 cases cross 8,600; Dharavi sees highest single-day spike
Mumbai's Covid-19 infected numbers have now reached 8,613 cases with 441 new cases being reported. Dharavi reported 94 fresh cases taking the total number of infected to 590.
441 new #COVID19 cases & 21 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 8613 & deaths to 343. Total 1804 patients discharged till today: Public Health Department, Mumbai. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/SVF3mjYHgN— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2020
Gujarat records above 5,400 Covid-19 cases
Gujarat has 5,428 cases of Covid-19. 290 people have died so far.
Gujarat reports 374 new COVID-19 cases and single-day highest 28 deaths; Total cases now 5,428 and fatalities 290: Health official— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 3, 2020
MHA says movement allowed for people who are distressed
MHA states that this permission for movement in buses and special trains by states has been specifically given to such stranded persons, who had moved from their native places/workplaces, just before the lockdown period, but could not return to their native places/workplaces on account of restrictions placed on movement of persons and vehicles as part of lockdown measures.
No Covid-19 cases reported in Kerala
Health Minister KK Shailaja said that the total number of active cases in the state is now 95.
No COVID-19 case reported in Kerala today. The total number of active cases in the state stands at 95 now. Total 401 patients have recovered so far: Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja pic.twitter.com/EBE9ok4Vdo— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2020
First published: May 03, 2020 06:40 IST