The death toll has surged to 32. Three fresh deaths were reported from Maharashtra, taking the total toll in the state to 11. Maharashtra has so far reported highest number of deaths related to coronavirus infection in the country.
Many of the new COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are linked to a religious congregation organised in New Delhi earlier this month. Six people from Telangana, who attended the event in Delhi Nizamuddin, passed away on Monday, the state government confirmed.
The novel coronavirus has infected more than 784,000 people and killed over 37,000 worldwide, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the most confirmed cases globally at over 160,500. More than 3,000 people have died in the US — over 1,200 in New York State.
Here are the latest updates of coronavirus pandemic:
Delhi’s Nizamuddin, Noida among latest 10 COVID-19 hotspots in India
A large religious gathering in Indian capital New Delhi has emerged as one of the country’s 10 coronavirus hotspots, with at least six deaths and 37 positive cases found so far.
Infections spread when about 2,000 Muslim devotees, including some visiting from Indonesia and Malaysia, attended a gathering at the Tabligh-e-Jamaat’s Markaz in New Delhi’s tightly packed Nizamuddin area in mid-March.
Some 441 people from the center are being tested for Covid-19 and 1,107 others have been placed under quarantine after the building was evacuated on Monday and Tuesday by health officials and local police, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Attendees at the religious gathering account for 24 of the 97 infections reported in the Indian capital, Kejriwal said, adding that “the whole episode was very wrong" because people at the event had spread out across the country.
Middle-aged people too have a higher risk of dying from Covid-19: Study
Death rates from Covid-19 vary substantially, ranging from 0.0016% in 0 to 9-year-olds to 7.8% for people aged 80 and above, according to an estimate based on analysis of large number of confirmed cases in mainland China.
The proportion of people with Covid-19 who required hospitalisation also showed sharp increases with age, according to the findings published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Researchers from Britain analysed more than 3,600 confirmed Covid-19 cases as well as data from hundreds of passengers repatriated from the outbreak city of Wuhan.
Differences in hospitalisation rates increased with age -- with 11.8 per cent of people in their 60s, 16.6 per cent of people in their 70s, and 18.4 per cent of those in their 80s and above estimated to develop symptoms severe enough for hospitalisation.
No community transmission in Delhi right now, says Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said there is no local community transmission right now in Delhi amid Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz case in which 1,548 people were brought out of the Markaz having 441 of them symptomatic.
The Delhi Chief Minister said there are 97 total cases of coronavirus in Delhi including five which are cured and has been discharged from the hospital, beside two deaths. There are 89 cases right now. One patient is on the ventilator and two are on oxygen support. The condition of 86 patients is stable, Kejriwal added.
Kejriwal said out of 97 cases, 24 are from Nizamuddin Markaz (also known as Tablighi Jamaat), 41 are having a travel history to foreign countries and 22 patients are the family members of those who have returned from abroad. 10 cases yet to be ascertained
No coronavirus symptoms found in cruise passengers at Cochin port
Ernakulam district collector S Suhas on Tuesday informed that the passengers of the three vessels that arrived at the port of Cochin yesterday showed no symptoms of the coronavirus.
Speaking on the same, he said, "Today, we got results of 10 samples. All are negative. Results of 25 samples awaited. The 76 crew members of the three vessels that arrived at the port of Cochin yesterday were checked but no symptoms were found in them."
According to the Health Ministry data, Kerala has recorded 202 confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of which 19 people have recovered, while one has lost his life.
42 Gujarat residents untraceable after foreign trip
42 residents of Gujarat's Surat district who returned to India from other countries this month couldn't be found at the addresses that were mentioned in their passports.
Due to the global coronavirus outbreak, the Centre had asked Gujarat government to track around 27,000 people to monitor their health.
Rajasthan positive cases now registered at 93
Four new coronavirus cases have been reported in Rajasthan. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the state has now reached 93, state Health Department said on Tuesday.
Out of the 93 cases, 17 cases were found in the returnees from Iran.
ICMR working on Covid-19 virus
Indian Council of Medical Research is working with the Department of Bio Technology and CSIR on agenda of developing vaccine for COVID-19. According to a report by PTI, the information was revealed by an an ICMR official.
Total Covid-19 cases in UP crosses 100-mark
Coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh has crossed the 100-mark. The state registered five fresh Covid-19 cases in Bareilly. The total number of cases has now reached 101.
Centre to SC: Almost one-third migrants could be infected
The Centre told the apex court that almost one-third of the migrant workers moving from cities to their villages and home towns could be infected with the novel coronavirus. The Centre also mentioned that they will be stopping these workers from reaching their destination to curb the risk.
Three private labs in Gurugram get govt’s nod to conduct coronavirus tests
Three private laboratories in Gurugram have been permitted to conduct tests for suspected coronavirus cases to aid the government in increasing the speed of tests.
These labs will charge a total of ₹4,500 for each test - ₹1,500 for screening and ₹3,000 for confirmatory tests only, as per the rates fixed by the government.
Fear can kill more than coronavirus: Supreme Court of India
"Fear can kill more than coronavirus," Supreme Court of India said. The government should mobilise counsellors as well as religious and community leaders to give hope to the ill-placed persons because of lockdown, the apex court said today.
Punjab reports fourth coronavirus casualty
A 65-year-old Nayagaon resident, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, dies at Chandigarh PGI. The death toll mounts to 4 in Punjab. According the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 32 people in India died due to coronavirus infection.
Tabilghi meet in Nizamuddin: 24 test positive
Twenty-four people who attended the religious congregation in Delhi, have tested positive for novel coronavirus today, confirmed Delhi health minister Satyender Jain. A total of 1033 people were evacuated from the Markaz buiding. Over 300 people were asked to go to hospitals.
At present, there are 87 coronavirus patients in Delhi. The national capital saw a huge spike in number of coronavirus cases in last two days.