India registered a report each day excessive of 6,510 new circumstances on Friday, with Maharashtra accounting for practically half of it. The State registered 2,940 circumstances.
Knowledge from State well being departments present that there have been a complete 1,24,525 confirmed circumstances with 69,140 energetic infections and 51,666 recoveries country-wide. Fatalities elevated by 148, to take the entire dying toll to three,720.
The Hindu has introduced out a multi-language e-book on important COVID-19 info, along with covering the developments associated to the coronavirus pandemic because it unfolded. Here’s a collection of our daily cartoons on COVID-19, a listing of State Helpline numbers, a live-tracking of State and nation-wide circumstances.
Listed here are the most recent updates:
1.30 pm | Karnataka
196 new circumstances in Karnataka
A complete of 196 new COVID 19 constructive circumstances had been reported in Karnataka on Saturday. With this the entire variety of circumstances within the State stands at 1,297.
Two new deaths have been reported within the State.
Whereas one of many deaths in Dakshina Kannada is attributed due a non-COVID-19 purpose, one other dying is of a 32-year-old ma from Bengaluru City. Based on the media bulletin by the Division of Well being and Household Welfare, the affected person was admitted to a chosen hospital on Could 19 with complaints of respiratory problem. The bulletin said that he had comorbid situations and died on Saturday attributable to cardiac arrest.
With this, the entire variety of deaths in Karnataka attributable to COVID-19 stands at 42. Two sufferers who examined constructive for COVID-19 have died attributable to non-COVID-19 causes, says the bulletin.
Majority of the brand new 196 circumstances reported within the State embody those that have returned from Maharashtra.
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1.20 pm | Bihar
Case rely in Bihar goes as much as 2,310
Bihar has registered a complete of two,310 COVID-19 circumstances, well being division officers mentioned. A complete of 61,220 exams have been accomplished to this point.
Of the recent circumstances, the very best quantity was reported in Buxar (13), adopted by Khagaria (9), Gaya (seven), East Champaran (six), 5 every in Bhagalpur, West Champaran and Sitamarhi, three every in Begusarai, Muzaffarpur and Munger and one every in Arwal and Kaimur districts, they mentioned.
1.10 pm | India
Congress releases documentary on Rahul Gandhi’s interplay with migrant staff
The Congress on Saturday launched a documentary movie on Rahul Gandhi’s interplay with a bunch of migrant labourers final week, demanding justice for such staff who’re strolling a whole lot of kilometres to their properties amid the coronavirus lockdown.
On the finish of the documentary, Gandhi says the federal government ought to instantly give ₹7,500 to the 13 crore needy households by way of direct money switch.
12.50 pm | Bengaluru
Full lockdown in Bengaluru on Sunday
There might be a whole lockdown on Sunday within the metropolis, with all retailers and industrial institutions closed. In a video message on Saturday, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner B.H. Anil Kumar mentioned the situations and restrictions on Sunday might be much like that underneath coronavirus lockdown 1.0.
Urging residents to stay indoors, he mentioned the whole lockdown within the metropolis was being imposed, as per instructions of Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa.
12.30 pm | Gujarat
Three workers of Cadila Pharma die of COVID-19
Three workers of Cadila Prescription drugs’ Dholka-based plant close to right here in Gujarat have died of coronavirus an infection, the corporate mentioned on Saturday.
The deceased had been a part of the corporate’s manufacturing and packaging departments, a spokesperson mentioned.
Earlier this month, a minimum of 26 workers of the pharma agency’s manufacturing unit in Dholka had examined constructive for the lethal virus. – PTI
12.10 pm | Assam
266 complete circumstances in Assam
In Assam, the entire variety of COVID-19 constructive circumstances rises to 266.
Of this, 205 are energetic circumstances. 4 individuals have died of the an infection and 54 have recovered to this point.
11.50 am | Tamil Nadu
Salons, magnificence parlours can perform from Sunday in Tamil Nadu, besides in Chennai and containment zones
The State authorities on Saturday allowed salons and sweetness parlours to perform throughout Tamil Nadu, besides throughout the Chennai police limits and COVID-19 containment zones, from Sunday between 7 a.m. and seven p.m.
In an announcement, Chief Minister Edappadi Ok. Palaniswami mentioned, salons and parlours can not have interaction workers residing in containment zones and air conditioners shouldn’t be used.
11.30 am | West Bengal
West Bengal asks Railways to not ship migrant trains to State until Could 26 in view of Cyclone Amphan
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee writes to Railways asking them to not ship Shramik Particular trains to state until Could 26 in view of cyclone Amphan.
District admins concerned in reduction, rehab works after cyclone Amphan; it received’t be capable to obtain particular trains for subsequent few days, wrote the CM.
11.10 am | Puducherry
Puducherry’s case rely touches 41
With three extra COVID-19 circumstances reported in Puducherry on Saturday, the entire variety of virus contaminated individuals within the Union Territory has gone as much as 41.
Of the entire variety of sufferers, 13 have recovered. As of now, Puducherry has 28 energetic circumstances.
10.50 am | Odisha
80 new circumstances in Odisha
Eighty new COVID-19 constructive circumstances have been reported from Odisha, taking the State’s complete rely to 1,269 on Saturday.
Whereas 71 individuals staying in institutional quarantine centres examined constructive, two had been detected from dwelling quarantine. Seven circumstances had been from neighborhood.
10.30 am | Manipur
Returnees failing to endure quarantine might be jailed: Manipur CM
Individuals returning to Manipur from varied components of the nation and overseas should endure obligatory quarantine, failing which they are going to be arrested and put in jail, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has mentioned.
Singh mentioned these discovered violating the protocol might be prosecuted underneath the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Act, 2005.
“It is a very severe situation. Returnees flouting the protocol might be arrested and put in jail,” Singh informed reporters on Friday. – PTI
10.20 am | India
Document leap in COVID-19 circumstances, 137 extra deaths
The variety of novel coronavirus infections noticed the most important spike in India with 6,654 new circumstances within the final 24 hours, taking the tally to 1,25,101 on Saturday, whereas the dying toll because of the pandemic rose to three,720 after 137 extra fatalities, the Union Well being Ministry mentioned.
The energetic circumstances of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) rose to 69,597, whereas 51,783 individuals have recovered and a affected person has migrated, in response to the ministry bulletin.
10 am | Nagaland
First Sharamik Particular prepare for Nagaland ferries over 1,400 individuals from Chennai
The primary Nagaland-bound Shramik Particular prepare from Chennai with 1,477 stranded individuals has reached the Dimapur railway station right here, an official mentioned.
The particular prepare had left the southern metropolis on Tuesday night time and arrived right here on Friday night, he mentioned.
The returnees walked by way of two disinfectant tunnels on the station, the official mentioned. Based on official sources, the individuals from three districts — Dimapur, Mon and Peren — have been quarantined at varied centres right here whereas others had been despatched to quarantine amenities in Kohima. – PTI
9.50 am | Himachal Pradesh
four extra Mumbai returnees take a look at constructive in Himachal; tally 173
4 extra individuals who returned from Mumbai examined constructive for the novel coronavirus in Mandi district, taking the variety of circumstances in Himachal Pradesh to 173 on Saturday, a well being official mentioned.
The 4 circumstances of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) embody three members of a household. They had been already in a quarantine centre, Chief Medical Officer Jeevanand Chauhan mentioned.
9.40 am | Chennai
Simply three zones of Chennai account for over 3,000 circumstances
Three zones of the Chennai Company — Royapuram, Thiru Vi Ka Nagar and Kodambakkam — have reported greater than 1,000 circumstances of COVID-19 every, out of a complete of 9,364 circumstances within the metropolis as on Friday.
On a extra constructive be aware, with over 3,000 residents coming back from COVID-19 care centres and hospitals after therapy, the Company has eliminated 517 areas from the listing of containment zones within the metropolis. The areas had been eliminated as no constructive circumstances had been reported in them for the previous 14 days.
9.10 am | Bihar
One other dying in Bihar, complete toll now 11
The dying toll in Bihar touched 11 on Saturday after the reason for dying of a 22-year-old migrant was confirmed as COVID-19.
The person from Khagaria district died inside few hours of his arrival from Noida, close to Delhi. He was examined constructive after his dying.
Whole variety of energetic circumstances in Bihar to this point is 1,526, and 629 individuals have recovered. The State has examined 58,905 samples in seven laboratories.
9 am | India
ICMR points revised advisory on use of hydroxychloroquine
A revised authorities advisory on Friday beneficial use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive remedy for asymptomatic healthcare staff working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, frontline workers on surveillance responsibility in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel concerned in coronavirus an infection associated actions.
As was talked about within the earlier advisory, the drug towards the an infection can be beneficial for all asymptomatic healthcare staff concerned in containment and therapy of COVID-19 and family contacts of laboratory confirmed circumstances.
8.30 am | China
China stories no new circumstances for first time since January
China on Saturday reported zero new coronavirus infections for the primary time because it began reporting knowledge in January, a day after Communist Celebration leaders celebrated “main achievements” within the virus battle.
The virus first emerged within the central Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan late last year, however circumstances have dwindled dramatically from the height in mid-February because the nation seems to have introduced the virus largely underneath management.
Eight am | Brazil
Brazil jumps to world No. 2 in coronavirus circumstances, behind the U.S.
Brazil turned the world No. 2 hotspot for coronavirus circumstances on Friday, second solely to america, after it confirmed that 3,30,890 individuals had been contaminated by the virus, overtaking Russia, the Well being Ministry mentioned.
Brazil registered 1,001 each day coronavirus deaths on Friday, taking complete deaths to 21,048, in response to the Well being Ministry.