Covid-19 Updates: 308 Coronavirus Deaths in India, 35 in 24 hours, 9,152 cases so far

In India, 308 people have died of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, including 35 deaths. According to the latest Union Health Ministry data, the highly infectious novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has infected 9,152 people in the country. The Council of Ministers, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and Nirmala Sitharaman, will resume their ministries work today.
 

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 13, 2020 09:41 IST

Tags: India Corona
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Here are some Covid-19 updates in India

 

Meanwhile, the government announced a color-coding program for all districts in the country during the extended lockdown-red era for areas with more than 15 positive cases, orange for those below that threshold, and green for districts that have not registered any infection.

  • Colour coding is likely to result in nearly half of the country is either orange or red coded after it emerged on Sunday that more than 50% of all districts registered COVID-19 incidents. Currently, 364 districts were affected by the outbreak, 284 on 6 April and 160 on 29 March

  • PM Modi had indicated during his meeting with the chief ministers that the nationwide lockdown will be extended by two weeks but that there will be relaxation in certain areas and cases to ensure the economy's survival as well

  • Maharashtra (1,985), Delhi (1,154), Tamil Nadu (1,075), Rajasthan (804), and Madhya Pradesh (532) and Gujarat (516) are the states with the most cases of coronavirus

  • In Delhi on Sunday evening, 10 new coronavirus hotspots were revealed, bringing the total number of hotspots in the national capital to 43

  • The move to resume work in ministries comes almost a month after the center has released work from home protocols and is in line with the shift in the strategy of the center to deal with the COVID-19 crisis-one that emphasises both life and economy

  • Senior officials entitled to official transport, i.e., from the rank of Joint Secretary and above, would report to work as normal from today, sources said, adding that a third of all necessary staff had to be present. Junior officials will continue to rotate. Also, it was told every ministry to prepare for post-lockdown and come up with ideas to kick-start the economy

  • More than a third of India's total number of coronavirus cases is related to last month's religious meeting in Delhi, which was reported as a hotspot for the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus

  • The coronavirus pandemic and the national lockdown has put the economy under extreme stress. The World Bank has forecast that in its current financial year, India will see growth of just 1.5-2.8 percent — down from an estimated 4.8-5.0 percent for the year just ended. Also warned of a global recession, the International Monetary Fund, one of the world's largest financial institutions, said the pandemic is triggering an economic crisis unlike any in the past century and would take a significant response to ensure recovery

  • According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, the United States has reported 1,514 deaths in the past 24 hours linked to the coronavirus pandemic. The US also leads the world by far in the number of confirmed illnesses, with the Baltimore-based university count of 5,55,313 cases

  • The virus that emerged last year from central China's Wuhan has infected more than 1.5 million people worldwide so far

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