Coronavirus India Updates: Total Number Of Cases At 1024; Death Toll Rises To 27
Workers prepare beds inside a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients, in Guwahati, on March 29, 2020. (Photograph: PTI)

Coronavirus India Updates: Total Number Of Cases At 1024; Death Toll Rises To 27

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The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases rose to 1024 as of Sunday evening, according to data provided on the Health Ministry website. This includes 96 cured or migrated and 27 who succumbed to the respiratory illness.

On March 29, India added 106 cases, lower than Saturday’s 194 that is the highest single-day rise so far. Sunday was also the fifth day of the three-week mandatory lockdown being enforced by the country.

Globally, cases have topped 6,80,000, leaving more than 32,000 dead. Over 1,45,000 had recovered across the world as of Sunday evening.

Track latest updates on how the coronavirus situation is evolving in India here:

Another Covid-19 patient Dies In Bengal, Death Count 2

A woman infected with the coronavirus died at a state-run hospital in north Bengal on Monday, taking the total number of Covid-19 deaths in West Bengal to two, hospital sources said.

The 44-year-old woman from Kalimpong in Darjeeling district breathed her last around 2 a.m .at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, where she was admitted.

She had recently returned from Chennai, where she had gone for the treatment of her daughter.

Her daughter and the doctor, who was treating the woman, have been quarantined at a centre, a health department official said.

Earlier, an elderly man from Kolkata had died from Covid-19 last week.

The total number of Covid-19 cases has risen to 21 in West Bengal, including the two deaths.

Source: PTI

No Plan To Extend 21-Day Lockdown: Governemnt

The government on Monday said there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown which came intro force on Tuesday midnight.

The Press Information Bureau of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting tweeted, saying Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has denied media reports claiming that the government will extend the lockdown.

"There are rumours & media reports, claiming that the Government will extend the #Lockdown21 when it expires. The Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports, and stated that they are baseless," it said.

The 21-day lockdown is aimed at checking the spread of the coronavirus.

Following the lockdown, there has been a massive exodus of migrant workers from big cities to their villages after being rendered jobless.

Source: PTI

Total Covid-19 Case Count In India Crosses 1,000

The total number of coronavirus cases detected so far in India has risen to 1024, as of 7:30 pm on Sunday evening. 901 cases are active, 96 have been cured, discharged or migrated, and there have been 27 deaths in India as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic.

15 New Cases Reported In Mumbai

15 positive cases of Covid-19 were reported in Mumbai on Sunday, as per a press statement from the BMC. The total number of positive cases in Mumbai and adjoining areas now stands at 123, according to the note.

159 international travellers are in quarantine facilities. The total death toll in Mumbai and adjoining areas now stands at 7 with 5 deaths in Mumbai and 2 in adjoining areas.

Spicejet Pilot Tests Positive, PTI Reports

Spicejet has informed that one of its pilots has tested positive for Covid-19.

“The test report came on March 28. He did not operate any international flight in March 2020. The last domestic flight he operated was the Chennai-Delhi flight on March 21 and has since quarantined himself at home,” a SpiceJet spokesperson told PTI.

As a precautionary measure, the airline has asked all crew and staff who were in direct contact with him to be in self-quarantine for the next 14 days.

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