COVID-19: Death Toll Rises to 35, Cases Spike to 1,397

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The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 35 in the country on Tuesday, 31 March, while the number of cases spiked to 1,397, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The death toll due to coronavirus in the United States has exceeded the official China tally, AFP reported quoting John Hopkins on Tuesday.

23 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Delhi on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases in the national capital to 120, Delhi Health Department said.

India is set to increase testing in ten identified “hotspots” where “unusual” transmission has been detected. It includes Dilshad Garden and Nizamuddin, both in Delhi, the others being Noida, Meerut, Mumbai, Pune, Bhilwara, Ahmedabad, Kasaragod and Pathanamthitta.

Snapshot
  • Jharkhand reported its first COVID-19 case after a Malaysian woman tested positive for the virus, a senior official said on Tuesday
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Centre to set up a portal within 24 hours to counter the panic being spread through fake news
  • The Health Ministry on Monday stated that India is still in the local transmission stage
  • The Centre on Sunday asked all states and Union territories to allow transportation of all goods during the nationwide lockdown
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has “appealed to the large number of people, who are returning from cities they work in, to stay wherever they are”

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1:11 AM , 01 Apr
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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.

12:41 AM , 01 Apr
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50-Year-Old COVID-19 Patient Dies in Palgarh

A 50-year-old COVID-19 positive patient passed away in Palghar, Maharashtra on Tuesday. The patient was admitted to a hospital since 28 March, reported PTI, quoting Palghar District Hospital.

The latest death raises the state toll to 10.

11:26 PM , 31 Mar
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France Reports 499 COVID-19 Deaths in 24 Hours

French officials on Tuesday reported a record 499 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours, reported AFP news agency.

11:17 PM , 31 Mar
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Four More Test Positive in Andhra Pradesh

Four new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, raising the state total to 44, reported PTI, quoting the Visakhapatnam Administration.

“The four patients had attended the Markaz gathering in Nizamuddin. We are trying to trace the others who attended the gathering, “ said the city administration.


Published: 31 Mar 2020, 7:08 AM IST
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