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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:

06:38 PM IST

ITBP personnel contributes a day's salary to PM CARES Fund

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have contributed one day's salary to PM CARES Fund, adding to a sum of Ten Crore Fifty-Three Lakhs Fifty-Eight Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-Nine.

06:23 PM IST

Dalai Lama donates to PM CARES Fund

Dalai Lama donates to PM CARES Fund, prays for effectiveness of COVID-19 containment measures.

05:48 PM IST

Ensure basic facilities are provided at shelters: SC tells govt

Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the central government to ensure that basic facilities like food, water and medicines are provided at shelter homes where thousands of people have been temporarily housed.

05:28 PM IST

Italy marks a minute of silence for those who died of Covid-19

Italy marked a minute of silence and flew flags at half mast Tuesday to mourn the 11,591 people who have died from the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically altered life in the Mediterranean country.

05:26 PM IST

State of emergency declared in Indonesia

Indonesian leader Joko Widodo has declared a state of emergency as coronavirus deaths in the world's fourth most populous country jumped again, but he resisted calls for a nationwide lockdown.

05:11 PM IST

Local transmission under control in Delhi, says CM Kejriwal

"Corona's local transmission is under control in Delhi. As per the reports we are not in the stage of community transmission," said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

05:09 PM IST

Malaysian national tested positive for Covid-19 in Jharkhand

A Malaysian national has tested positive for #Coronavirus in Jharkhand. She was sent to isolation at Khel Gaon from Hindpidi area, Ranchi, said Health Secretary Jharkhand, Nitin Madan Kulkarni. This is the first COVID-19 positive case in Jharkhand.

04:57 PM IST

Not everyone needs to wear masks: Health Ministry official

Not everyone needs to wear masks; following social distancing is more important to prevent COVID-19 spread, says Health Ministry official.

04:43 PM IST

Cases of medical professionals getting infected not due to any negligence: Health Ministry official

Cases of medical professionals getting infected with COVID-19 are not due to any negligence, said a Health Ministry official.

04:38 PM IST

42,788 samples tested, 4,346 were tested yesterday: R Gangakhedkar, ICMR

Till now we have tested 42,788 samples, including 4,346 samples that were tested yesterday. It represents 36% of our capacity. 123 labs have been made functional, 49 private labs have been given permission. Yesterday 399 patients were tested in private labs, says R Gangakhedkar, ICMR.

04:36 PM IST

Army advisory warns troops against concealing COVID-19 symptoms and information

An Army advisory has warned troops against concealing COVID-19 symptoms and information.

04:27 PM IST

Not the time for fault finding, says ministry on Nizamuddin episode

We all need to understand this is not time to find faults but to take action, says Health Ministry official on COVID-19 cases in Nizamuddin.

04:18 PM IST

Middle-aged, not just elderly, at high risk of dying of coronavirus: Study

Middle-aged people, and not just the elderly, have a dramatically higher risk of dying or developing serious illness from COVID-19, according to new research from Britain, reported news agency AFP.

03:58 PM IST

Coronavirus found in sputum, faeces of patients with negative COVID-19 pharyngeal swabs: PTI

Coronavirus found in sputum, faeces of patients with negative COVID-19 pharyngeal swabs, reports news agency PTI

03:55 PM IST

'Workers, students cannot be left destitute': Kamal Nath writes to PM Modi

'Workers, students cannot be left destitute, we must come forward promptly to help them,' former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath wrote to PM Modi.

First published: Mar 31, 2020 05:43 IST