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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1:15 AM, 31 Mar
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Six Dead Due to COVID-19 After Attending Religious Gathering

Six men from Telangana were the latest victims of the COVID-19 disease after they attending a religious congregation on Monday in Nizamuddin, Delhi, reported PTI, quoting the Telangana government.

1:15 AM, 31 Mar

Three Discharged After Being Treated for COVID-19 in Kerala

Three members of a family who returned from Italy and their two close relatives who had tested positive for COVID-19 were discharged from Pathanamthitta general hospital on 30 March, reported ANI.

1:14 AM, 31 Mar
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One More Tests Positive in Chhattisgarh

A resident of Korba, Chhattisgarh tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, reported ANI, quoting NM Nagarkar, Director of Raipur AIIMS. The latest cases raise the total number of cases in the state to eight.

1:49 AM, 31 Mar

In First, UN Security Council Approves Resolutions Remotely

The UN Security Council has for the first time approved resolutions remotely after painstaking negotiations among diplomats who are teleworking due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported AFP.

The Security Council on Monday unanimously voted for four resolutions, including one that extended through April 2021, the expiring mandate of UN experts who are monitoring sanctions on North Korea, diplomats said.


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