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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:

03:33 PM IST

3.2 lakh beds for isolation as Railways to modify 20,000 coaches

3.2 lakh beds for isolation as Railways plans to modify 20,000 coaches

03:29 PM IST

12-year-old girl dies of coronavirus in Germany

A 12-year-old girl has died of coronavirus in Germany, according to news agency AFP.

03:23 PM IST

Iran reports 141 new virus deaths, raising total to 2,898

Iran has reported 141 new virus deaths, raising total to 2,898.

03:17 PM IST

Spain sees record death toll in 24 hours with 849 fatalities

Spain has seen a record death toll in 24 hours, with 849 fatalities.

03:10 PM IST

GoM discuss Nizamuddin Markaz issue

Group of Ministers(GoM) discussed Nizamuddin Markaz issue today in the meeting on #COVID19, a detailed briefing was given to the ministers: Govt Sources

03:00 PM IST

SpiceJet to cut 10-30 percent salary of all staff in March

SpiceJet will cut 10 to 30 percent salary of all staff in March, and its chairman will receive a pay cut of 30 percent, reported news agency PTI.

02:56 PM IST

10 more evacuees from Iran test positive for coronavirus; total cases in Rajasthan rise to 93: Officials

10 more evacuees from Iran have been tested positive for coronavirus; total cases in Rajasthan rise to 93, said officials. : PTI

02:50 PM IST

Don't spread misinformation on April Fool's Day: Maharashtra Home Minister

"Tomorrow is 1st April, the April Fool's Day. In the current situation, I appeal to everyone to not spread rumours and misinformation. Strict action will be taken against those who indulge in rumour-mongering," said Anil Deshmukh, Maharashtra Home Minister.

02:25 PM IST

Maha Finance Minister Ajit Pawar announces 60% cut in March salaries of public representatives, including CM: PTI

Maha Finance Minister Ajit Pawar announces 60% cut in March salaries of public representatives, including CM: PTI

02:04 PM IST

Delhi Mohalla Clinic doc tests positive for Covid-19: Report

A doctor of Mohalla Clinic in Babarpur in Delhi has tested positive for coronavirus, reports ANI.

A notice has been put up in the area asking patients who had visited the clinic between 12th to 20th March, should self-quarantine at home for the next 15 days.

01:56 PM IST

Another COVID-19 patient dies in Bengal, death count 3: :PTI

A 47-year-old woman infected with the coronavirus died at a hospital in West Bengal's Howrah district, taking COVID-19 death toll in the state to three, a health department official said on Tuesday. reports news agency PTI.

The woman had recently visited Dooars in North Bengal but had no foreign travel history.

"The woman, a resident of Salkia in Howrah, died on Monday night before test results came. Her test results confirmed that she was infected with the coronavirus," the official said.

01:53 PM IST

24 who attended Nizamuddin event tracked to Bengaluru

Over 24 people, who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi,tracked in Bengaluru, reports ANI quoting Karnataka home minister.

01:42 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Punjab rise to 41: State health minister

Total number of Coronavirus cases in Punjab has risen to 41 including 3 deaths, reports ANI quoting state health minister BS Sidhu.

The states's first COVID19 patient has now fully recovered. We are tracing and testing all connections of all positive patients, the minister added.

01:37 PM IST

SC asks Centre to form committee for info on coronavirus

Supreme Court asks Centre to set up a committee of experts and portal for information on Coronavirus within 24 hours : ANI

12:54 PM IST

Maharashtra announces pay cut for CM, ministers, MLAs and govt staff

In Maharashtra, there will be 25 to 50 percent cut jn salary of govt staff and money is being diverted to fight coronavirus. The chief minister, cabinet ministers and elected representatives to take 60 % pay cut

First published: Mar 31, 2020 05:43 IST