COVID-19 In India LIVE Updates: Doctor Died From Coronavirus

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India has entered the sixteenth day of its nationwide lockdown on Thursday, as a decision over the further extension of the shutdown remains pending. US President Donald Trump thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for supplying Hydroxychloroquine to the US.

We will remember this, he said. The total number of positive Covid-19 cases in India escalated to reach an alarming figure of 5734 on Thursday morning, while the number of those dead from the virus reached 166, as the nation entered the third week of the 21-day lockdown imposed to mitigate the spread of the pandemic.

1. 669 Positive Cases In Delhi

Delhi Cases

Till now, there are 669 COVID19 positive cases including 426 cases from Markaz, in Delhi, Health Minister Satyendra Jain said.

Rapid testing for COVID19 will be started as soon as the testing kits arrive. Testing will be first done in the CCovid-19 hotspots in the city, he said.

 

2. Arvind Kejriwal To Hold Meet With Senior Officials Today

Arvind-Kejriwal

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a meeting on COVID-19 with senior officials on Thursday.

Meanwhile, as the cases across the national capital continue to surge, Kejriwal on Wednesday said considering the current state of revenue, the state government will have to cut its expenses drastically.

Kejriwal said that all the government offices have been instructed to stop all expenses except salary and any expense except coronavirus and lockdown related expense will be incurred only after the permission is granted by the Finance Department.

So far, Delhi has reported 669 positive COVID-19 cases. 21 people have been cured/discharged or migrated while nine people have died due to the disease.

 

3. Karnataka COVID-19 Reports

An 80-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with coronavirus after developing severe respiratory problems died of cardiac arrest in Gadag district early on Thursday, taking the toll in Karnataka to six, district officials told PTI.

According to a senior official in that district, the patient was admitted to a designated hospital a few days ago with severe respiratory problems.

On 6 April, test reports confirmed that she was infected with COVID-19. At 12.55 am on Thursday she died of cardiac arrest.” With this, the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 reached six in the state, whereas the total positive cases as on Wednesday evening stood at 181.

 

4. 11 Indians Die Of Coronavirus In US

At least 11 Indians have died of COVID-19 in the United States with another 16 testing positive for the infection.

One of them reportedly died in Florida. All 16 Indians, including four females, who have tested positive for coronavirus are in self-quarantine. Eight of them are from New York, three from New Jersey and rest from other states like Texas and California.

 

5. PM Modi Replies To Donald Trump.

Fully agree with you President @realDonaldTrump. Times like these bring friends closer. The India-US partnership is stronger than ever.

India shall do everything possible to help humanity’s fight against COVID-19. We shall win this together, PM tweeted.

 

6. COVID-19 Report Of J&K

J&K Cases

A 65-year old woman died yesterday of coronavirus infection as the death toll rose to four in J&K. Doctors said a 65-year old woman belonging to Udhampur district was admitted to the government medical college hospital in Jammu after she complained of breathlessness and chest pain.

‘The woman died yesterday. She had tested positive for COVID-19 infection,’ doctors at the hospital said. This is the first COVID-19 death in J&K and the first in the Jammu division.

Doctors said the body of the deceased would be handed over after completing the formalities laid down by the protocol. With this, the number of positive cases has risen to 159 in J&K.

 

7. First Doctor’s Death In India

Doctor's Death

A doctor who tested positive for COVID19 passes away on Thursday, taking the toll in Indore to 22. The total number of positive cases in Indore stand 213, PRO, MGM Medical College, Indore

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