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Highlights: Total number of coronavirus cases in Bihar mount to 242

As global coronavirus death toll inches towards 2 lakh, countries plan to lift lockdown restrictions. States in US began easing Covid-19 lockdowns and India, too, began issuing orders towards opening its economy while more than 24,942 continue to be afflicted.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Apr 26, 2020 00:01 IST
Highlights: Total number of coronavirus cases in Bihar mount to 242

Nations battling the onslaught of Covid-19 seek reopening as global economies stare at an uphill struggle to upend the slump caused by the pandemic. 2.8 million people are infected with Covid-19 globally, but the recovery rate continues to remain below 30% as death toll surges towards 2 lakh. India has recorded 24,942 cases and 779 deaths so far.


Follow how the pandemic is affecting everyone with all the highlights of the day

11:08 PM IST

Iran reports 5,650 deaths, 89,328 cases due to Covid-19

The number of Covid-19 cases in Iran is approaching 90,000, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Saturday. "In the last 24 hours, 1,134 new coronavirus cases have been detected. Thus, a total of 89,328 cases have been detected (since February 19)," Jahanpur said, reports ANI.

11:02 PM IST

Total number of coronavirus cases in Bihar mount to 242

Bihar reported 19 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, raising the total number of Covid-19 patients in the state to 242, a top health department official said here, reports PTI.

10:58 PM IST

Coronavirus deaths in Britain cross 20,000

Britain's Covid-19 death toll passed 20,000 on Saturday in what the interior minister called "a tragic and terrible milestone" as she urged people to stay at home. The government is facing growing criticism over its response to the new coronavirus pandemic as the death toll rises, reports Reuters.

10:55 PM IST

France reports 369 new Covid-19 deaths in last 24 hours

France reported 369 more coronavirus deaths on Saturday, a lower toll than in previous days, with the number of people in intensive dropping for the 17th day in a row, reports AFP.

10:52 PM IST

922 arrested in Manipur for violating lockdown

Manipur Police on Saturday arrested at least 922 people for violating the curfew, ongoing lockdown and for not wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, a senior officer said, reports PTI.

10:49 PM IST

New York Governor expands Covid-19 testing

New York will on Saturday begin conducting antibody tests for workers at four hospitals hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic and will allow local pharmacies to begin collecting samples for diagnostic tests, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, reports Reuters.

10:40 PM IST

Covid-19 cases rise to 309 in Punjab

Covid-19 cases rise to 309 in Punjab after 11 people, including 6 in Patiala, test positive

10:38 PM IST

Nine more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Bihar

Nine more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Bihar; taking the total number of cases to 251. We are ascertaining their infection trail: Bihar Principal Secretary (Health) Sanjay Kumar

10:16 PM IST

Seven new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Telangana, today

Seven new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Telangana, today. Total positive cases in the state stand at 990 which includes 658 active cases: Director of Public Health & Family Welfare, Telangana Govt

10:15 PM IST

2 new Covid-19 cases in Ladakh

2 new Covid-19 cases in Ladakh – 1 each in Leh and Kargil districts; total rises to 20, including 4 active cases: Official

10:06 PM IST

Total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi rise to 2,625

With 111 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death reported today in Delhi, the total number of positive cases in Delhi till date rises to 2625 and the death toll increased to 54: Government of Delhi

10:00 PM IST

Russia reports 5,966 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

Russia has reported 5,966 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

09:41 PM IST

Three more Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Jharkhand

Three more Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Jharkhand. All three cases are from Palamu. Total positive cases in the state stand at 66: Nitin Madan Kulkarni, State Health Secretary, reports ANI.

09:18 PM IST

49 new Covid-19 positive cases and 2 deaths reported in Rajasthan today

49 new Covid-19 positive cases and 2 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 2083. Total 34 deaths have been reported till now in the state: Rajasthan Health Department

09:05 PM IST

Five deaths have been reported in Pune district today. Death toll now rises to 73

Maharashtra: Five deaths have been reported in Pune district today. Death toll now rises to 73.

First published: Apr 25, 2020 05:41 IST