COVID-19: Death Toll Rises to 1,223, Cases in India at 37,776

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The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 37,776 on Saturday, 2 May. The total now includes 1,223 deaths, 10,018 patients who have been cured or discharged and one who has migrated.

The nationwide lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic has been further extended for two weeks from 4 May onwards, the MHA stated on Friday.

The Home Ministry allowed the use of special trains to ferry people stranded due to the lockdown, including migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists and students. Earlier on Friday, a one-off special train transported 1,200 stranded migrants from Lingampalli in Telangana’s Hyderabad to Jharkhand’s Hatia.

  • ‘Shramik’ trains for migrants have been planned to run from Lingampalli to Hatia, Aluva to Bhubaneswar, Nashik to Lucknow, Nashik to Bhopal, Jaipur to Patna and Kota to Hatia, the Rail Ministry said on Friday
  • The recovery rate for the coronavirus outbreak in India currently stands at 26.65 percent
  • The Karnataka government has issued a show-cause notice to IAS officer Mohammad Mohsin for his tweet on Tablighi Jamaat members
  • The DGCA has issued a circular to extend the prohibition of domestic and international commercial flight operations till 17 May

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8:02 PM , 02 May

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6:34 PM , 02 May

Total Number of Coronavirus Cases at 37,776

The total number of coronavirus cases in India stand at 37,776, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The death toll now stands at 1,223.

5:42 PM , 02 May

2 More People Test Positive for COVID-19 in Wayanad And Kannur

Two more people have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Wayanad and Kannur, taking the active number of cases to 96 in Kerala. A total of 80 hotspots have been identified in the state.

4:41 PM , 02 May

11 People Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus in Nagpur

11 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the district stands at 150; 48 patients have been discharged to date.


Published: 02 May 2020, 8:17 AM IST
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