Coronavirus Updates (Highlights, May 9) : 12,864 COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, death toll reaches 489; 2,646 containment zones in city

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Updated: May 10, 2020 12:00:07 am

Coronavirus Cases Latest Updates: Testing capacity for COVID-19 has been scaled up to 95,000 per day and total 15,25,631 tests have been conducted so far, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said.

Coronavirus Latest News Coronavirus Updates: Around the world, over 38.45 lakh coronavirus cases have been detected.

Coronavirus India Cases Latest Updates: Coronavirus cases in India have crossed 59,000-mark and death toll due to COVID 19 is nearing 2000-mark. In India, there are 39,834 coronavirus active cases and so far 17,846 COVID-19 positive patients have been cured or discharged. A total of 1981 people died due to the highly contagious virus and one has been migrated, as per details shared by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry. In the last 24 hours India has recorded 3,320 more coronavirus positive cases and 95 COVID-19 related deaths. Maharashtra is the worst affected state by the pandemic with over 20,000 COVID-19 positive cases.

While, the lockdown is on across India with several relaxations, flouting of social distancing norms has become a cause of concern. The whole world is endeavouring to find the Coronavirus vaccine. Efforts were also on in labs across India to manufacture the COVID 19 vaccine to check the deadly virus.

Around the world, over 38.45 lakh coronavirus cases have been detected. The most number of COVID 19 positive cases have been detected in the US, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdon and Russia. Over 2.69 COVID 19 related deaths have been reported across the globe. The US, UK, Italy and Spain have recorded more deaths than other countries, as per the information shared by the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.

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    23:13 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Bihar tally reaches 611

    16 more COVID19 positive cases reported in Bihar on Saturday, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 611. - ANI

    22:48 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Telangana cases reach 1,163

    31 new Coronavirus positive cases reported in Telangana on Satuday. The total number of positive cases in the state is 1,163, says Telangana Health Department. - ANI

    22:18 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Chandigarh's tally now 169, death toll 2

    Chandigarh reports second COVID-19 death. 23 fresh cases bring union territory's tally to 169, PTI reports quoting officials.

    21:59 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 12,864 cases, 2,646 containment zones in Mumbai

    Number of COVID-19 containment zones increases to 2,646 in Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. According to Maharashtra Health Department, 12,864 cases of COVID-19 and 489 deaths have been reported in Mumbai so far. - ANI

    21:49 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Rajasthan COVID-19 cases rise to 3708

    129 fresh cases of COVID-19 and three deaths have been reported in Rajasthan today. The total number of cases has now reached 3,708 death toll is 106. Number of active cases stands at 1,440, Rajasthan Health Department said. - ANI

    21:49 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Rajasthan COVID-19 cases rise to 3708

    129 fresh cases of COVID-19 and three deaths have been reported in Rajasthan today. The total number of cases has now reached 3,708m death toll is 106. Number of active cases stands at 1,440, Rajasthan Health Department said. - ANI

    21:18 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: ICMR teams up with Bharat Biotech to develop COVID-19 vaccine

    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop a fully indigenous vaccine for COVID-19. - PTI | READ MORE HERE 

    21:14 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Firms across sectors partially resume operations amid lockdown

    Several companies across sectors ranging from textiles to consumer electronics and liquor to pharma resumed operations from Saturday amid the lockdown, reports PTI | READ MORE HERE

    20:53 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Ahmedabad reports 280 new COVID-19 cases

    Ahmedabad reported 280 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths on Saturday. Total number of Coronavirus cases has reached 5,540 and fatalities 363, news agency PTI quoted State Health official, as saying.

    20:41 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Maharashtra COVID-19 cases cross 20,000-mark

    Maharashtra COVID-19 cases cross 20000-mark, tally now 20,228 after 1165 new cases reported today. Death toll in the state now 779, says state official - PTI

    20:39 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Total COVID-19 cases reach 3,457 in Madhya Pradesh

    Number of COVID-19 cases reaches 3,457 in Madhya Pradesh, with 116 new cases being reported today. Out of the total cases, 1,480 patients have recovered while 211 others succumbed to the infection. There are 625 containment areas in the state, Madhya Pradesh Health Department said. - ANI

    20:23 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Jharkhand cases rise to 156

    Two new COVID 19 cases reported from Dhanbad today. Both had returned from Mumbai. Jharkhand's total count of positive cases rises to 156, Jharkhand Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni said. - ANI

    19:56 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Gujarat reports 394 cases in last 24 hours

    In last 24 hours, Gujarat has reported 394 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 7,797 including 2091 cured/discharged and 472 deaths, Gujarat Health Department said. - ANI

    19:56 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Gujarat reports 394 cases in last 24 hours

    In last 24 hours, Gujarat has reported 394 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 7,797 including 2091 cured/discharged and 472 deaths, Gujarat Health Department said. - ANI

    19:43 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 526 new cases in Tamil Nadu today

    526 new cases of Coronavirus and four deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today, taking total number of cases to 6,535 and death toll to 44. Number of active cases stands at 4,664 in the state: Tamil Nadu Health Department - ANI

    19:20 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Tamil Nadu govt sets up high-level committee under ex-RBI governor C Rangarajan

    The Tamil Nadu government has set up high-level committee headed by former RBI governor C Rangarajan to assess COVID-19 impact and suggest the way forward to improve its fiscal position, reports PTI.

    18:42 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Testing capacity scaled up to 95,000 per day

    Testing capacity for COVID-19 scaled up to 95,000 per day and total 15,25,631 tests have been conducted so far across 332 government and 121 private laboratories, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says. | READ MORE HERE

    18:35 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 224 cases recorded in Delhi today

    The total number of Coronavirus cases has reached 6,542 in Delhi. As many as 224 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the national capital on Saturday, reports PTI.

    18:31 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Cases in Jammu and Kashmir reach 836

    13 more people, including 2 nurses, test positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, total cases rise to 836, say officials - PTI

    18:28 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Cases reach 67 in Uttarakhand

    Four more test positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand. The total number of Coronavirus cases has reached to 67 in the state, news agency PTI quoted state official, as saying.

    18:02 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 4 days institutional quarantine mandatory in Arunachal

    The Arunachal Pradesh government has made institutional quarantine for a period of 14 days mandatory for people returning to Arunachal Pradesh from across the country, a senior minister said on Saturday. Among the returnees, students will also have to go into institutional quarantine for the same duration, he said. - PTI

    17:49 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Karnataka cases reach 794

    41 new cases of COVID19 have been reported in Karnataka today, taking total number of cases to 794 including 30 deaths and 386 discharges. Number of active cases stands at 377, says Karnataka Health Department - ANI

    17:35 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Cases reach 294 in Odisha

    Five new positive cases reported in Ganjam today. All of the five people had returned from Surat recently. The total number of positive cases in Odisha is now 294, the Information and Public Relations Department of Odisha said.- ANI

    17:24 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Noida reports 2nd death due to COVID-19

    Noida reported second COVID-19 death on Saturday. The total number of cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar district rise to 216, PTI reports quoting officials.

    17:20 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Only 17 active cases in Kerala

    Two foreign returnees have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala today. The total number of active cases is 17 in the state, says Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan - ANI

    17:16 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 6 new cases in ITBP

    Six new COVID19 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours; till now, a total of 100 personnel (all in Delhi) have tested positive for COVID19: Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) - ANI

    17:07 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 10 trains carrying migrants allowed to enter Bengal

    West Bengal Government has given green signal to 10 trains carrying migrant workers to enter the state. A train will reach Malda from Telangana tomorrow. 6000 inbound passes for small cars have been approved: State Home Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay - ANI

    16:46 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 108 cases, 11 deaths in Bengal in last 24 hours

    108 cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours in West Bengal, taking total number of cases to 1786. Death toll has reached 99 in the state. Number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1,243: West Bengal Home Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay - ANI

    14:47 (IST)09 May 2020
    46 fresh COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan

    76 fresh cases of #Coronavirus have been reported in Rajasthan, taking total number of cases to 3655 out of which 1526 cases are active. Number of fatalities due to the disease stands at 103, says Rajasthan Health Department

    13:27 (IST)09 May 2020
    Karnataka allows bars, restaurants, pubs to sell liquor

    Bengaluru: Karnataka government has allowed restaurants, pubs and bars to sell liquor at retail prices, only in takeaway form till May 17. Venkatesh Babu, a bar owner says,"We welcome this move, from last 2 months our shop was closed due to coronavirus and we were suffering losses". State government has told us to sell our stocks at maximum retail price (MRP), it is difficult for us to do as rent for the shop & salaries are very costly, he added.

    12:43 (IST)09 May 2020
    Ivanka Trump's personal assistant tests positive for coronavirus

    Ivanka Trump's personal assistant has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, making her the third White House staff member to be infected from COVID-19, a media report said on Saturday. The assistant, who works in a personal capacity for US President Donald Trump's daughter, has not been around her in several weeks, the CNN reported. She has been teleworking for nearly two months and was tested out of caution, the report quoted a source as saying. (Agency)

    12:32 (IST)09 May 2020
    Data mismatch in Delhi

    Some data mismatch was found in 2-3 reports of the lab so we are getting it checked, says Satyandra Jain, Delhi Health Minister on being asked about discrepancies in test reports of a private lab. (ANI)

    12:18 (IST)09 May 2020
    Dental college student tests positive for COVID-19, Assam total at 59

    A student of the Regional Dental College in Guwahati tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of positive cases in Assam to 59, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday. The student's test report came in on Friday night, following which the number of cases detected in Guwahati since Thursday rose to five. Only one person, a resident of a high-end apartment, was found to be COVID-19 positive in the city prior to that. (PTI)

    11:50 (IST)09 May 2020
    714 cops infected in Maharashtra

    As many as 714 police personnel have tested positive for #COVID19 in the state, of which 648 are active cases, 61 recovered & 5 deaths. There have been 194 incidents of assault on police personnel during the lockdown period and 689 accused have been arrested for the same, says Maharashtra Police.

    11:47 (IST)09 May 2020
    Not anticipating the worst, says Harsh Vardhan

    "We do not anticipate a very worst type of situation in our country like many other developed countries but still we have prepared the whole country for the worst situation," says Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister

    11:12 (IST)09 May 2020
    No hike in school fee in Maharashtra

    There will be no hike in school fee for this academic year 2020-21. Parents should not be forced to pay the remaining fee of academic year 2019-20 & the fee for 2020-21 in one go, they must be given monthly/quarterly payment option, says Maharashtra Education Department

    11:07 (IST)09 May 2020
    Coronavirus in Nagaland: Kohima COVID-19 test lab to be functional by May 12

    The Nagaland government has assured the high court that the laboratory in Kohima for conducting COVID-19 detection tests will be functional by May 12. The state government informed the Kohima bench of the Gauhati High Court that finishing works for the lab have been completed and it would be functional by May 12. Additional Advocate General T B Jamir, however, told the bench comprising of Justice Songkhupchung Serto and Justice Hukato Swu that since the same technicians would be setting up the lab in Dimapur, at least two weeks are required to make that unit functional. (PTI)

    09:58 (IST)09 May 2020
    Corona cases in India: Death toll rises to 1,981; cases climb to 59,662

    Corona cases in India: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,981 and the number of cases climbed to 59,662 in the country on Saturday, registering an increase of 95 deaths and 3,320 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 39,834, while 17,846 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. "Thus, around 29.91 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior health ministry official said. The total number of cases also include 111 foreign nationals. A total 95 deaths deaths were reported since Friday morning, of which 37 in Maharashtra, 24 in Gujarat, nine in West Bengal, seven in Madhya Pradesh, four each from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, three from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and two from Delhi and one each from Punjab and Haryana. (PTI)

    09:50 (IST)09 May 2020
    COVID-19 cases in Odisha: 17 fresh cases in Odisha; total rises to 287

    Coronavirus in Odisha: Odisha on Saturday reported 17 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number to 287, the Health and Family Welfare Department said. Twelve new cases were reported from Ganjam district, three were detected in Mayurbhanj and one each in Bhadrak and Sundergarh district, it said. The total number of infected people rose to 83 in Ganjam district. The number of cases in Bhadrak stood at 25 and total 13 cases were detected in Sundergarh. At present, there are 222 active cases in the state and 63 people have recovered. Two people from Bhubaneswar have succumbed to the disease, an official said. There are currently 298 people in hospital isolation in the state, he said. (PTI)

    23:24 (IST)08 May 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: Karnataka allows restaurants, pubs and bars to sell liquor at retail price

    Karnataka government has allowed restaurants, pubs and bars to sell liquor at retail prices from Saturday, May 9 till May 17. Liquor can be sold only in takeaway form. - ANI

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