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Plasma Therapy shows positive results, Italy eases lockdown, Wuhan goes Corona-free & Latest Updates

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 20,835 while 6,184 people were cured and discharged, while one patient has migrated, as per the ministry reports. The total number of cases include 111 foreign nationals. Of the 872 deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 342 fatalities, followed by Gujarat at 151, Madhya Pradesh at 103, Delhi at 54, Rajasthan at 33 and Andhra Pradesh at 31.

COVID-19 infections in Delhi showed a major surge on Sunday, when the city reported 293 fresh cases after over 10 days of relatively low figures, even as worst-hit Maharashtra saw a nearly 50% fall in new cases from Saturday’s record high numbers. This was Delhi’s second highest count of cases in a single day (after 356 on April 13) and nearly three times higher than the average number of daily cases in the past week, which was 105.

Prime Minister Modi will interact with the Chief Ministers via video conferencing. In his interaction with the CMs talks will be held over COVID-19 and lockdown.

According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) With a view to easing liquidity pressures on Mutual Funds, it has been decided to open a special liquidity facility for mutual funds of Rs 50,000 crores. RBI shall conduct repo operations of 90 days tenor at the fixed repo rate

Blood samples of 4 COVID-19 survivors has tested positive for antibodies. Their plasma will now be used to treat other patients. BMC appeals other recovered patients to come forward and help others recover by opting for plasma donation

Delhi private hospital says it successfully cured COVID-19 patient using plasma therapy

A 60-year-old government doctor, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in Kolkata on Sunday, marking the first COVID-death of a health official in West Bengal while a 53-year-old head constable died from the deadly viral disease at a Navi Mumbai hospital. This is the second COVID-positive policeman’s death in Maharashtra within 24 hours—a 57-year-old constable from Vakola police station had succumbed to the virus on Saturday.

Four suspected patients of COVID-19 allegedly escaped while being taken to an institutional quarantine facility in Pune city. The incident took place on Saturday. The police said. “While the ambulance stopped at the facility’s entrance gate for admission procedure, the four persons fled away.”

Coronavirus cases in Pune district grow to 1,264; deaths 77

Maharashtra asks 6 states to take back 3.5L stranded migrants

Senior Gujarat Congress leader Badruddin Sheikh dies of Covid19-related complications

297 Bengaluru journalists test negative for COVID-19

As per reports from the Health department, COVID-19 cases rise to 1,001 in Telangana after 11 people test positive; active cases 660 as per reports from the Health department

According to Punjab Health Department, The number of Covid-19 cases has increased to 322 in Punjab including 86 cured & 18 deaths

British minister hails Karnataka’s efforts to contain COVID- 19

As many as 700 new cases of COVID-19 and around 12 virus-related deaths were reported in Pakistan on second day of Ramzan

Italy PM announces plan to ease coronavirus lockdown, in a nationally televised speech he said that manufacturing, construction and wholesale sectors will be able to go back to work beginning on May 4. They will be followed by retailers, museums, galleries and libraries on May 18 and bars, restaurants, hairdressers and beauty salons on June 1. Also starting from May 4, people will be allowed to visit their relatives as long as they wear masks, while parks and public gardens will reopen

According to data from Johns Hopkins,  US records 1,330 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Colorado, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana and Tennessee will join other states beginning an experiment to reopen economies without testing and contact-tracing infrastructure. Health experts believe it is needed to prevent a resurgence of infections, with lives in the balance. Georgia, Oklahoma, Alaska and South Carolina have already taken steps to restart their economies following a month of government-ordered lockdowns. These unprecedented restrictions resulted in a record of 26.5 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits since mid-March.

Mexico’s health ministry on Sunday reported 835 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 46 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 14,677 cases and 1,351 deaths. The government has said the real number of infected people is significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Canada’s public health agency in a note posted Saturday on its website along with The European Medicines Agency on Thursday issuing a similar note warned about “Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine drugs stating that they can have serious side effects. These drugs should be used only under the supervision of a physician.

Spain (226,629 cases), Italy (197,675) and France (162,220) are among the other badly hit countries. Italy, Britain, Spain and France accounted for more than 20,000 deaths each.

China’s state-run media said that hospitals in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the disaster, no longer have any COVID-19 patients, after a crisis in which the city recorded nearly 3,900 deaths.

Here is the total coronavirus cases in India, state-wise

Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 33

Andhra Pradesh – 1097

Arunachal Pradesh – 1

Assam – 36

Bihar – 274

Chandigarh – 30

Chhattisgarh – 37

Delhi – 2918

Goa – 7

Gujarat – 3301

Haryana – 289

Himachal Pradesh – 40

Jammu and Kashmir – 523

Jharkhand -82

Karnataka – 503

Kerala – 458

Ladakh – 20

Madhya Pradesh – 2096

Maharashtra – 8068

Manipur – 2

Meghalaya – 12

Mizoram – 1

Odisha – 103

Puducherry – 7

Punjab – 313

Rajasthan – 2185

Tamil Nadu – 1885

Telangana – 1002

Tripura – 2

Uttarakhand – 50

Uttar Pradesh – 1868

West Bengal – 649



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