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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.


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06:40 PM IST

Total active cases in West Bengal stand at 423

Total active cases in the state stand at 423: Health Department, Govt of West Bengal

06:11 PM IST

1490 new cases and 56 deaths recorded in last 24 hours

India records 1490 new coronavirus cases and 56 deaths in last 24 hours: Health Ministry

05:56 PM IST

3 new positive Covid-19 cases reported in Gautam Budh Nagar today

3 new positive Covid-19 cases reported in Gautam Budh Nagar today. The total number of cases in the district stand at 112 now, of which 59 have been cured.

05:44 PM IST

India's coronavirus count rises to 24,942 cases, 779 deaths recorded

India's total number of coronavirus positive cases rises to 24,942 (including 18,953 active cases, 5210 cured/discharged/migrated and 779 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

05:40 PM IST

Total 96 Police personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 till today: Maharashtra Police

Total 96 Police personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 till today, of which 7 have recovered. Total 69,374 cases have been registered under Section 188 of IPC, since 22nd March till today, for violation of coronavirus lockdown norms. 477 accused have been arrested in cases of assault on policemen: Maharashtra Police: Maharashtra Police

05:26 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi on grave economic crisis facing the nation

Congress President Sonia Gandhi writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the grave economic crisis facing the nation. She reiterated the concerns of MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) & suggested five concrete ideas for redressal: Congress.

05:23 PM IST

Total positive cases in Karnataka stand at 500

26 new cases have been confirmed for Covid-19 in Karnataka from 24 April, 5 pm to 25 April, 5 pm. Total positive cases in the state stand at 500 which includes 18 deaths and 158 discharges: Health Department, Karnataka

05:22 PM IST

Virus death toll in Europe tops 120,000: AFP tally

The new coronavirus has killed more than 120,00 people in Europe with more than three quarters of those fatalities in Italy, France, Spain and Britain, according to an AFP tally on Saturday 1100 GMT using official figures.

05:17 PM IST

Spain sees slight increase in daily Covid-19 toll with 378 deaths

Spain sees slight increase in daily Covid-19 toll with 378 deaths

05:14 PM IST

15 more people have been tested positive for Covid-19 in Maharashtra's Yavatmal

15 more people have been tested positive for Covid-19 in Maharashtra's Yavatmal, taking total number of cases in the district to 30: District Collector MD Singh

04:25 PM IST

1071 samples tested in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir

Finally Jammu and Kashmir breaks the 1000 test barrier- 1071 samples tested in the last 24 hours. But that also means more positives- so 40 new cases today- all from Kashmir. Total positive cases now 494. Jammu-57 Kashmir-437. An unfortunate death too; total deaths now 6

04:23 PM IST

Covid-19 cases surge to 238 in Bihar

Covid-19 cases surge to 238 in Bihar, with 10 more people testing positive today. Our of the new cases, five have been reported in Kaimur, four in Buxar & one in Patna: Bihar Principal Secretary (Health) Sanjay Kumar

04:09 PM IST

2224 migrant workers from Haryana have arrived in the state today in 82 buses

2224 migrant workers from Haryana have arrived in the state today in 82 buses. They will be quarantined before being sent to their respective homes: Awanish K Awasthi, State Additional Chief Secretary (Home)

04:09 PM IST

1778 Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh

1778 Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh, so far out of which 1504 are active cases. 248 people have been cured/discharged. 26 deaths have been reported out of which most deaths were due to comorbidity or old age: Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad

03:56 PM IST

Goa government issues order to all gyms, theatres, spas etc to remain shut till further orders

Goa government issues order to all the gymnasiums, cinema theatres, public swimming pools, both stand alone and in hotels,resorts etc. Casinos, spa and massage parlours/salons, river cruises, night clubs and multiplexes to remain shut till further orders.

First published: Apr 25, 2020 05:41 IST