New Delhi: India’s battle against coronavirus continued on Sunday as the total number of positive cases reached 3,374 and death toll soared to 77. The highest number of confirmed cases and deaths were reported from Maharashtra. According to the ministry, the state has witnessed 24 COVID-19 deaths so far, besides, 661 confirmed cases. Also Read - Coronavirus: Suspected Patient Jumps From Trauma Center in AIIMS, Suffers Leg Fracture
While Gujarat reported 10 deaths, Telangana registered 7, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Delhi six each and Punjab five. Karnataka has registered four deaths, while West Bengal and Tamil Nadu each have recorded three fatalities. Two deaths each have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala. Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh each have reported one fatality, according to the data. Also Read - Coronavirus: People Are Not Believing in WhatsApp Forwards But Still Not Taking Social Distancing Seriously
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The Union government has issued an advisory asking people to keep themselves physically and mentally active amid the nationwide lockdown. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare urged people to attend online classes, read books, watch movies, mediate, dance, or listen to music to keep themselves entertained during the challenging times. Notably, gyms and parks were closed pursuant to the shutdown, forcing people to stay at home.
Delhi Police urged citizens to not come out of their houses to celebrate Shab-e-Barat on April 8/9, amid coronavirus lockdown; Police also requested cooperation from religious leaders and RWAs in maintaining lockdown.
Locals reportedly attacked health workers in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi today. The incident took place in Kovilpatti when the workers were surveying houses to check for any cases of Covid-19, reported a news portal.
COVID-19 deaths reached 11 in Gujarat, with one more woman succumbing to the disease in Surat today. Positive cases also rise to 122 as 14 fresh cases came into the light today in the state. Maximum 55 cases in Ahmedabad.
Two COVID-19 ( one 60-year-old and one 71-year-old) patients passed away in Chennai, taking the death toll in the state to 5, informed Tamil Nadu Health Department.
A 60-year-old woman, who was brought dead at Pune’s Sassoon Hospital on April 3, has been found COVID-19 positive. She had earlier tested negative: Sassoon Hospital officials in Maharashtra
In Varanasi, a 55-year-old man who suffered from blood pressure and diabetes passed away yesterday. His sample after death has tested positive for COVID-19.
In Madhya Pradesh, two top health officials have tested positive for COVID-19. 34 new Coronavirus positive cases reported in Andhra Pradesh.
A woman from Bokaro with travel history to Bangladesh tests positive for Coronavirus. Three couples had visited Bangladesh recently, all under quarantine; Total number of positive cases in Jharkhand is 3.
Lucknow Cantonment area was sealed for 48 hours after 12 Tablighi Jamaat returnees in Sadar Bazaar area tested positive for COVID19. Only Quick Response Teams and medical teams to be allowed entry into the area.