COVID: 19: India Total Rises to 1,834; Global Cases Cross 900,000

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The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs on Wednesday, 1 April, reported that the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 41 in the country, while the number of cases spiked to 1,834.

Coronavirus cases in Delhi have risen to 152 on Wednesday, including 53 who attended the religious congregation in Nizamuddin, PTI reported.

Tamil Nadu has reported 110 new cases of COVID-19 and Assam has reported eight – all connected to the Tablighi Jamaat gathering.

Meanwhile, a 56-year-old man from Mumbai’s Dharavi who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, in the locality’s first recorded case and death.

More than 40,000 people have been killed in the novel coronavirus pandemic as the disease barrels across the globe.

  • The Wimbledon tennis tournament has been cancelled for the first time since World War Two, due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has promised Rs 1 crore for those who lose their lives “while serving COVID-19 patients”
  • COVID-19 death toll in Maharashtra has risen to 16, with total cases at 335, including 41 who have been discharged
  • The number of deaths in US from coronavirus surpassed those reported by China, on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University

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1:24 AM, 01 Apr

One More Tests Positive in Odisha

Odisha government on Tuesday reported another case of COVID-19 in the state, raising the total number of cases in the state to 4.

1:24 AM, 01 Apr

13-Year-Old UK Boy Dies After Contracting COVID-19

A 13-year-old British boy has died days after testing positive for COVID-19, hospital officials and his family have said, with relatives saying he had no underlying illnesses, reported AFP.

2:01 AM, 01 Apr

UN Chief Says COVID-19 Is Worst Crisis Since World War II

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II, confronting a pandemic threatening people in every country, one that will bring a recession “that probably has no parallel in the recent past."

There is also a risk that the combination of the disease and its economic impact will contribute to “enhanced instability, enhanced unrest, and enhanced conflict,” the UN chief said at the launch of a report on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, reported AP.

2:06 AM, 01 Apr

US Secy of State Pompeo, EAM Jaishankar Discuss Efforts to Combat COVID-19 Crisis

Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson for US State Department sad, “US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar by telephone today regarding coordination of efforts to respond to COVID-19.”

“Secretary highlighted the importance of continued close cooperation between US, India and other close partners and allies to combat this international crisis, including strengthening global pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturing and supply chains,” she added.

Ortagus added that Pompeo also reiterated the United States’ unwavering commitment to work with India to advance peace, prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific and around the globe.

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