India: 2nd Covid-19 death in West Bengal Till 30th MArch 2020:
NEW DELHI: Sunday was the third consecutive day when the count of new cases was over 100, indicating that the infection was spreading. States have reported 1,122 coronavirus cases so far, of which 30 have died.
The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India rose to 1071 (including 942 active cases, 99 cured/discharged cases and 29 deaths), according to the latest update from the ministry of health and family welfare Read our coronavirus live blog for all the latest news and updates.
Here is a look at the latest updates on coronavirus in India and around the world — Second Covid-19 death in West Bengal.
The deceased is a 44-year-old woman from Kalimpong in Darjeeling district. She had recently been to Chennai for the treatment of her daughter.
AIIMS to convert Trauma Centre into COVID-19 hospital Joining the fight against the coronavirus, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has decided to convert its sprawling Trauma Centre building into a COVID-19 hospital.
Preparations are underway to convert the facility, which provides treatment mostly to victims of road accidents, into a dedicated COVID-19 hospital. The facility will initially have around 260 beds.
Drop in China’s new coronavirus cases; none in Wuhan for sixth day China reported a drop in new coronavirus infections for a fourth day. Sunday’s figure of 31 new cases, including one locally transmitted infection, was down from 45 the previous day. The city of Wuhan, at the center of the outbreak, reported no new cases for a sixth day.
Pakistan records 1600 COVID-19 positive cases, 17 deaths. At least 100 new cases were reported from across the country that took the total tally of coronavirus positive cases in Pakistan to 1600, while the death toll stood at 17. Pakistan by far has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in South Asia.
No plan to extend lock down: Govt I’m surprised to see such reports, there is no such plan of extending the lock down: cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba on reports of extending 21-day coronavirus lock down in the country.
100-year-old TB vaccine is being tested as a weapon against coronavirus
The bacillus Calmette-Guerin, or BCG, a vaccine that’s been used to prevent tuberculosis widely for about 100 years, is being given to health-care workers in Melbourne to see if it will protect them against the coronavirus.
Four in 10 people worldwide confined in some form
More than 3.38 billion people worldwide have been asked or ordered to follow confinement measures in the fight against COVID-19, according to an AFP database Sunday. That represents around 43 percent of the total world population, which is 7.79 billion people according to a United Nations count in 2020.
23 positive cases in Delhi in one day:
The national capital alone reported 23 fresh positive cases, taking its count to 72, while more people tested positive in adjoining Noida as also in Maharashtra and Bihar, among other states. The new cases included a SpiceJet pilot with no history of international travel. Protective gear delivery only after 25 days, govt hospitals told
Government hospitals seeking personal protective equipment (PPE) are being told that it will take a minimum of 25-30 working days for them to be delivered.
The Covid-19 emergency procurement cell of HLL Life care, the public sector unit acting as the central procurement agency for the government, has told them this is due to short supply of raw materials required to manufacture PPE and the prevailing transportation situation in the lock down.
Two Army personnel test positive for coronavirus
A doctor and a junior commissioned officer in the Indian Army tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, official sources said. The Colonel-rank doctor is serving at the Command Hospital in Kolkata while the JCO is posted to an Army base in Dehradun. Both the doctor and the JCO are understood to have visited an Army facility near the national capital earlier this month.
Coronavirus outbreak: Complete coverage German minister commits suicide after ‘virus crisis worries’
Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide. Schaefer was Hesse’s finance chief for 10 years and was well-respected.
‘War Zone’: Ambulances in New York Are Now As Busy as on September 11
Even as hospitals across New York become inundated with coronavirus cases, some patients are being left behind in their homes because the health care system cannot handle them all. Because of the volume, emergency medical workers are making life-or-death decisions about who is sick enough to take to crowded emergency rooms and who appears well enough to leave behind.
Cruise company still searching for port for virus ship Passengers on a virus-stricken cruise liner entered the Panama Canal in Central America Sunday after they were told the company was still searching for a port which will allow them to disembark, even as they pleaded for help. The Panama Canal Authority said the Zaandam liner had entered the canal on Sunday afternoon after transferring healthy passengers to another ship and restocking supplies.
Dire warning by health experts led to lock down in India. The assessment conveyed by experts to the government was urgent: The number of Covid-19 patients would increase as people returning to India carrying the infection would come into contact with others and this required an immediate response. Senior officials dealing with public health were unanimous in their opinion that a lock down was the need of the hour.