Coronavirus cases in India inches towards the 28,000 mark— 22% recovered and 3.1% dead as of April 27

Coronavirus cases in India inches towards the 28,000 mark— 22% recovered and 3.1% dead as of April 27
  • The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country mounted to 27,892. Of the total cases, 20,835 are active cases, 6,184 people have recovered, and 872 people have succumbed to the disease.
  • Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with a total number of cases rising to 8,068, followed by Gujarat which reported 3,301 cases.
  • Ninety doctors, 30 nurses, and 20 ward boys quarantined at 2 main hospitals— Hamidia and Sultania— of Bhopal.
The total number of Coronavirus cases in India mounted to 27,892 on Monday, according to the data of the Union Health Ministry.

Of the total cases, 20,835 are active, 6,184 people recovered, and 872 people succumbed to the disease.

Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with a total number of cases rising to 8,068, followed by Gujarat which reported 3,301 cases and Delhi which reported 2,918 cases.

Besides the trio, other states with over 1,500 cases include Madhya Pradesh with 2,096, Rajasthan with 2,185, Tamil Nadu with 1,885 and Uttar Pradesh with 1,868.

Five fresh Covid-19 cases in Odisha; total rises to 108

Five more people of Odisha tested positive for Covid-19, raising the total number of cases in the state to 108 on Monday, officials said.

All the fresh cases were diagnosed in Balasore district, health and family welfare department said adding that contact tracing and follow-up action have been launched.

The state is yet to reveal details of the fresh patients. The total number of Covid-19 patients in Balasore district, bordering West Bengal, has increased to 15. Many of the patients in the district have West Bengal links.

Samples of the new patients were collected during the 60-hour complete shutdown imposed in the district from 10 pm of April 23 to 10 am of April 26.

Now, the total number of coronavirus positive cases in Odisha has mounted to 108. Seventy-two of the cases are active as 35 people have recovered from the disease.

Two drivers booked for carrying 65 migrant labourers in vehicles

Two drivers were booked after they were found carrying 65 migrant labourers in their vehicles in violation of the lockdown orders in northeast Delhi, police said on Sunday.

During vehicle checking near Apsara Border, two delivery vans were found carrying migrant labourers, they said. The vehicles were coming from Panipat and were taking the migrants to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, police said.

A case was registered against the two drivers -- Sandeep Gupta and Ajab Singh -- under sections of the Epidemics Act and the IPC for illegally transporting the migrant labourers, said D K Gupta, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara).

The vehicles were seized, and the migrants were shifted to a shelter home in Yamuna Sports Complex, he said.

Jharkhand sees highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases as 15 people test positive

Fifteen people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand on Sunday, the highest single-day jump in the number of cases so far, officials said.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state has now gone up to 82, they said.

The Director of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr D K Singh, said 15 samples tested positive during the day.

Thirteen people have been cured so far, while two patients have died. One person died after testing negative due to comorbidity or other reasons, but before being discharged, according to the state health department.

Of the 15 fresh COVID-19 cases, 13 are from Ranchi and two from Garhwa, officials said.

Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Rai Mahimapat Ray said, "There are some rumours regarding the positive cases that came up today... among the cases, three are connected with Hindpiri, one is a nurse from Sadar hospital, one is a district administration employee, and another is a labourer hired by the administration, who works in the Command and Control Room."

Contact tracing was on, Ray said, adding that the inquiry of all the people who had come in contact with the person employed in the Command and Control Room had concluded and they were quarantined.

90 doctors, 30 nurses, and 20 ward boys quarantined in 2 main hospitals of Bhopal

The coronavirus scare jolted the medical fraternity in Bhopal with 90 doctors, 30 nurses, and 20 ward boys of Gandhi Medical College being quarantined on Sunday. This was done after five doctors tested positive in the city's oldest hospitals— Hamidia and Sultania - on Saturday.

Samples of the medical staff have been sent for examination, and reports are awaited. This has led to a shortage of doctors, nursing staff and ward boys in the hospital. Only 10% of patients are being examined as compared to normal days.

Reports from Indore said 91 new cases were added till Sunday evening taking the total to 1,176. The newly-infected include an associate professor at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and an employee of the Residency Area. The number of dead went up to 57 in Indore.

Four staff member of Andhra Governor's office test positive

Four staff members of Andhra Pradesh Governor's office here on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19.

A security officer and a staff nurse were among those found infected. They were shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Following this development, officials carried out disinfectant operations at Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor. The municipal authorities deployed a drone to spray sodium hypochlorite in the premises.

Vijayawada is already a hotspot as it has reported more than 100 cases. The state reported 81 new cases on Sunday, taking the tally to 1097. The state has so far recorded 31 fatalities.

Delhi sees 293 more COVID cases in 24-hours, crosses 2,900-mark

With 293 new cases and no deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total coronavirus cases in the national capital reached 2,918 on Sunday while the toll remained 54.

As many as eight people have been cured of the infection in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi Health Report.

A total of 877 patients in Delhi have recovered from coronavirus so far. "As on date, 1,987 cases are active," the report said.

Among the total 2,918 cases, 1,931 patients (or 66 per cent) were less than 50 years of age, while 469 were between 50-59 years and 518 patients were above the age of 60 years, the Health Report said. In the last 24 hours, no Coronavirus death was reported.

Telangana CM hints at a further extension of lockdown

Hinting at another extension of the lockdown, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday said if people extend their support to the lockdown for some more days, the situation would further improve.

Rao said when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the chief ministers through a video conference on Monday, the situation in the country will become clear.

The lockdown in Telangana was already extended till May 7 while it will remain in force in the rest of the country till May 3. The Chief Minister on Sunday held a high-level review meeting on the implementation of lockdown, measures taken to contain the spread of coronavirus and other issues. KCR reviewed the situation in Hyderabad and other areas. He inquired about the assistance given in the containment centres and instructed that the essential commodities should be supplied to people in these areas.

Here are the latest number of cases across states as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website.

S. No.Name of State / UTTotal Confirmed cases (Including 111 foreign Nationals)Cured/Discharged/Death
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands33110
2Andhra Pradesh109723131
3Arunachal Pradesh110
12Himachal Pradesh40221
13Jammu and Kashmir5231376
18Madhya Pradesh2096302103
27Tamil Nadu1885102024
31Uttar Pradesh186828929
32West Bengal64910520
Total number of confirmed cases in India27892*6185872

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