Coronavirus cases in India rise to 7,115 leaving 7% cured and 199 dead on April 10

Coronavirus cases in India rise to 7,115 leaving 7% cured and 199 dead on April 10
  • According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has 7,115 confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus.
  • Maharashtra’s number climbed to 1,364, followed by Tamil Nadu at 834, Delhi at 720, Telangana at 442 and Uttar Pradesh at 410.
  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said people compulsorily wear masks in 196 urban areas.
  • The Delhi Health Department on Thursday (April 9) said that no community transfer of the coronavirus infection is happening in the city.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday (April 10) said that a total of 7,115 confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus had been reported so far in the country. Of these, 6,412 are active.

A total of 504 people have recovered from the disease, while 199 persons have lost their lives. One person has migrated to another country.

According to the Health Ministry data, the number of cases in Maharashtra climbed up to 1,364, followed by Tamil Nadu at 834, Delhi at 720, Telangana at 442 and Uttar Pradesh at 410.

Andhra Pradesh has reported 348 cases while Kerala has reported 357 cases and Rajasthan has 463 cases.

Lockdown more stringent in UP, vehicles banned in Lucknow

The Lucknow administration has released a new set of rules, making the lockdown even more stringent. The order issued by Lucknow district magistrate Abhishek Prakash, late on Thursday (April 9) night, has banned all vehicular movement in the state capital from 9.30. a.m. to 6 p.m.

No private vehicles, except those belonging to doctors, para-medical staff, power employees, state government and police personnel will be allowed to move on the roads.

Later in the night, the district magistrate issued another order, exempting media from the ban. The district magistrate said that government employees and bank employees and other pass holders would be required to reach their offices before 9.30. a.m and can move out only after 6 p.m. Shopkeepers that are opening their shops in the lockdown will also follow the same rule.

Rajasthan makes masks compulsory in urban areas, mandis

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said it should be ensured that people compulsorily wear masks in 196 urban areas. These include municipal corporations, municipalities and municipal councils, agriculture markets or mandis to prevent the spread of pandemic.

He asked the officials to continue working for success in controlling corona in Rajasthan. He directed them to implement the 'Bhilwara Model' in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Churu, Tonk, Jhunjhunu, Banswara and other districts to control the situation.

Gehlot said that curfew should be strictly imposed in 38 areas and no person, including the government employees, should be allowed to either enter or exit the curfew areas.

Police beat AIIMS Bhopal doctors with sticks

A group of young doctors, including a woman, returning from emergency duty at the AIIMS here sustained injuries when police beat them up with sticks.

The doctors said they had just emerged from the gate of the AIIMS on Wednesday(April 8) evening en route their homes in nearby areas when they were ruthlessly attacked by the policemen who had barricaded the area.

"We showed them our IDs, and we had our aprons on. There were some more colleagues. The policemen were abusive and said we were the ones causing the viral infection.

"They threw away our belongings and kept hitting us without any rhyme or reason," said Ritu who was accompanied by her colleagues.

They received first aid from the AIIMS, and some friends recorded the version of the doctors in bandages and quivering in trauma.

Delhi updates hotspot list now marks 25 places

The Delhi government on Thursday (April 9) updated the list of hotspots in the national capital adding a few more places taking the total number of high-risk COVID-19 areas to 25.

The government released the initial list which had 20 hotspots on Wednesday (April 8) while on Thursday (April 9) five more places were identified as hotspots.

Bengali market was added in the list on Wednesday (April 8) night itself after three fresh COVID-19 cases were reported while four new zones -- Shastri Market in JJ Colony, Sadar Bazar, B1 and B2 blocks in Paschim Vihar, Nizamuddin Dargah and Nizamuddin Basti -- were added on Thursday (April 9).

'No community transfer in Delhi, 60% cases from Markaz alone'

The Delhi Health Department on Thursday (April 9) said that no community transfer of the coronavirus infection is happening in the city, and about 60% of the total cases are from Nizamuddin Markaz alone.

Speaking to IANS, a Health Department official maintained that the local and community transmission of the infection has not been reported so far.

"With proper implementation of the lockdown and formation of the containment zones across at least 25 locations in the city, the chances are now even less that Delhi can go for stage three transmission if it continues such measures," the official said.

According to the official definition, Stage 3 is the community transmission, when infections happen in public, and the source for the virus cannot be traced. The official said nine out of 11 districts in the city have containment zones, with maximum from the East district.

Four-year-old among 80 new COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan

A total of 80 cases, including 39 in Jaipur, were reported on Thursday (April 9) in Rajasthan taking the total tally to 463, health officials said.

Of the new cases in Jaipur, which took its total to 168, one was a four-year-old kid.

The samples of Rajesh Kalra, of the posh Raja Park, tested positive.

The boy was admitted to CK Birla hospital on April 4 with a complaint of Influenza-like Illness (ILI). His first sample found negative on April 5, but the second sample collected on Wednesday (April 8) was found positive on Thursday(April 9). His mother was also having complaints of high fever, but now she is fine, said Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.

A fresh case was reported from Bhilwara after a hiatus of many days.

S. No. Name of State / UT Total Confirmed cases (Including 71 foreign Nationals) Cured/Discharged/ Deaths
1 Andhra Pradesh 348 6 4
2 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 11 0 0
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 0 0
4 Assam 29 0 0
5 Bihar 39 0 1
6 Chandigarh 18 7 0
7 Chhattisgarh 10 9 0
8 Delhi 720 25 12
9 Goa 7 0 0
10 Gujarat 241 26 17
11 Haryana 169 29 3
12 Himachal Pradesh 18 2 1
13 Jammu and Kashmir 158 4 4
14 Jharkhand 13 0 1
15 Karnataka 181 28 5
16 Kerala 357 96 2
17 Ladakh 15 10 0
18 Madhya Pradesh 259 0 16
19 Maharashtra 1364 125 97
20 Manipur 2 1 0
21 Mizoram 1 0 0
22 Odisha 44 2 1
23 Puducherry 5 1 0
24 Punjab 101 4 8
25 Rajasthan 463 21 3
26 Tamil Nadu 834 21 8
27 Telengana 442 35 7
28 Tripura 1 0 0
29 Uttarakhand 35 5 0
30 Uttar Pradesh 410 31 4
31 West Bengal 116 16 5
Total number of confirmed cases in India 6412* 504 199

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