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Covid-19| US virus death toll exceeds official China tally: Johns Hopkins

As the number of novel coronavirus cases continue to rise globally, Spain has become the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Mar 31, 2020 23:16 IST
Covid-19| US virus death toll exceeds official China tally: Johns Hopkins

The number of novel coronavirus cases around the world continue to rise with the death toll soaring past 37,500, according to AFP. India saw one of the sharpest spike in the number of Covid-19 cases on Monday as 227 people tested positive in 24 hours, taking the total number to 1,251 with 32 deaths, according to the Union health ministry.

Though the World Health Organization (WHO) said that Europe is expected to start stabilising soon, Spain became the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy.

In the United States, Virginia and Maryland became the latest US states to impose emergency stay-at-home orders followed by the capital city Washington. US President said that more than a million Americans had been testing for the coronavirus, which he called a milestone.

Here are the latest updates on novel coronavirus from around the world:

10:34 PM IST

US virus death toll exceeds official China tally: Johns Hopkins

Death toll due to coronavirus in the US has exceeded the official China tally, according to Johns Hopkins.

09:56 PM IST

23 cases of coronavirus reported in Delhi today, taking total number to 120

Twenty-three cases of coronavirus reported in Delhi today, taking total number to 120.

09:47 PM IST

Man who met Russian President last week tested positive for Covid-19

The head of Moscow's main coronavirus hospital who met with President Putin a week ago has tested positive, he said Tuesday, as the Kremlin announced the Russian leader's health was fine.

09:31 PM IST

Rumours about Covid-19 leading to misinformation: Union Home Secretary

"Rumours are being spread about coronavirus in the country leading to misinformation. FIR will be registered against those involved in spreading of these rumours and strict action will be taken under provisions of the Disaster Management Act," said Ajay Bhalla, Union Home Secretary.

09:29 PM IST

Coronavirus cases go up to 1,397 in India, death toll 35

Coronavirus cases have gone up to 1,397 in India, and the death toll also rose to 35, according to the ministry of health website.

09:02 PM IST

Odisha defers salaries of ministers, MLAs, public officials

Odisha has defered salaries of ministers, MLAs and public officials.

09:01 PM IST

Seek details of accommodation in India, return ticket, finance of Tablighi activists who apply for visa: MHA to MEA

MHA asks MEA to seek details of accommodation in India, return ticket, finance of Tablighi activists who apply for visa: Officials

08:58 PM IST

50 more test positive for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu

Out of those who attended Nizamuddin even, 50 have tested positive for coronavirus. Other than that 5 others have also tested positive today. Total number of positive cases in Tamil Nadu now stands at 124, says Beela Rajesh, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary.

08:30 PM IST

Trump, Erdogan stress need for Syria, Libya ceasefires during coronavirus: White House

Trump, Erdogan stress need for Syria, Libya ceasefires during coronavirus, a statement released by White House said.

07:54 PM IST

No shortage of medicines to combat coronavirus outbreak: Health ministry

No shortage of medicines to combat coronavirus outbreak, said health ministry.

07:41 PM IST

PM Modi’s mother Hiraba donates 25,000 in COVID-19 fund

PM Modi’s mother Hiraba donates 25,000 in COVID-19 fund, according to PTI.

07:35 PM IST

UK finalises GBP 75mn rescue effort for Brits stranded abroad, including in India

The UK government on Tuesday began putting in place processes involved as part of a historic GBP 75-million rescue effort to evacuate thousands of British citizens stranded abroad, including in India, due to border closures amid the coronavirus pandemic.

07:28 PM IST

17 evacuees from Iran test positive for Covid at army quarantine facilities in Rajasthan

17 evacuees from Iran have tested positive for Covid at the army quarantine facilities in Rajasthan.

06:51 PM IST

Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia: WHO official

Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia, says WHO official.

06:39 PM IST

Maharashtra records 302 cases of coronavirus as 72 more test positive

Seventy-two more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Maharashtra, taking the total number of cases in the state to 302. 59 from Mumbai, 3 from Nagar, 2 each from Pune, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Navi Mumbai and Vashi Virar: State Health Department.

First published: Mar 31, 2020 05:43 IST