COVID-19: 11,933 Cases in India; Death Toll at 392

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The total number of cases in India climbed to 11,933 on Wednesday, 15 April, according to the data released by the health ministry. The number includes 392 deaths, 1,343 discharged, and one migrated patient.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Europe has crossed one million on Wednesday, according to news agency AFP.

A total of 2,74,599 samples from 2,58,730 individuals have been tested as of 9 pm on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

China expressed "serious concern" over US President Donald Trump's decision to suspend funding for the World Health Organisation.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued consolidated revised guidelines on the measures that state and central government authorities need to take for the containment of COVID-19 in India.

  • PM Modi has said that the lockdown will be extended till 3 May
  • All states will be closely monitored until 20 April. Conditional relaxations may be introduced in areas where hotspots don’t emerge, PM Modi said
  • 3 FIRs have been registered regarding the gathering of migrant workers at Bandra railway station in Mumbai
  • The Supreme Court modified its previous order, and said only ‘economically weaker sections’ can avail free tests at private labs
  • A high-level Group of Ministers has approved the release of hydroxychloroquine to 13 countries

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10:54 PM , 15 Apr

Total of 2,74,599 Samples From 2,58,730 Individuals Have Been Tested Till Now: ICMR

A total of 2,74,599 samples from 2,58,730 individuals have been tested as of 9 pm on Wednesday, 15 April, the Indian Council of Medical Research said, ANI reported.

There are 11,297 individuals who have been confirmed positive among the suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases, the report added. On Wednesday, 28941 samples were reported, of which 953 tested positive.

10:28 PM , 15 Apr

Bihar Reports 2 New Cases, Total Reaches 72

Two more coronavirus positive cases were reported in Bihar on Wednesday, 15 April, taking the total number of positive cases to 72, said Sanjay Kumar, Principal Health Secretary of Bihar, according to ANI.

10:16 PM , 15 Apr

NITI Aayog VC, Members Take 30% Salary Cuts

Government think-tank NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar and its members have decided to take a salary cut of 30 percent for a year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, an official statement said on Wednesday, PTI reported.

Bibek Debroy, chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, has also decided to take a 30 percent salary cut for a year.

10:07 PM , 15 Apr

Kerala Reports Only One Positive Case, Has Highest Number of Cured Patients

Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in various states, Kerala on Wednesday reported only one person testing positive, the lowest in recent weeks, and seven people recovering, taking the total number of those cured to 218, the highest in the country, according to PTI.

Though the tally of active patients fell to 167 in the southern state which recorded 387 positive cases since the country's first COVID-19 case on 30 January, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan cautioned it was not yet time to lower the guard.


Published: 15 Apr 2020, 8:00 AM IST
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