Coronavirus India Updates Live: New York reports nearly 1000 deaths in 19 days; India case count crosses 1000-mark

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S.Korea reports 78 new coronavirus cases, total 9,661

  • South Korea reported 78 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the national tally to 9,661, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.
  • The death toll rose to 158, from 152 a day earlier, while 195 people recovered from the virus, according to the KCDC.

Trump extends social distancing guidelines till April 30

3 test positive for novel coronavirus in Bengal; Covid_19 cases in state rise to 21: Official

Reports PTI

China sees drop in new coronavirus cases; none in Hubei for 6th day

  • Mainland China reported 31 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, including one locally transmitted infection, the country’s National Health Commission said, dropping from 45 cases a day earlier.
  • The commission said in a statement on Monday that four new deaths were reported, putting the cumulative death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in the mainland at 3,304 at the end on March 29. Total number of infections to date rose to 81,470.
  • Hubei province, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged in late 2019, reported no new cases for the sixth consecutive day on Sunday after the province of 60 million people lifted its traffic restrictions and resumed some domestic flights to other parts of China.

Textile store owner in Madurai distributes 8,000 cotton masks

  • An owner of a textile store in Madurai has manufactured and distributed 8,000 cotton masks to the poor people, policemen, corporations and health workers amid coronavirus outbreak.
  • A man named Satishkumar, who is the owner of the store located in Madurai’s Nadaraj Nagar has made the mask with the cotton raw materials but he is requesting people to give him some cotton cloths to continue making masks.

New York state surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths

  • New York state’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak surged Sunday above 1,000, less than a month after the first case was detected in the state.
  • New York City reported in the evening that its toll had risen to 776.
  • The total number of statewide deaths isn’t expected to be released until Monday, but with at least 250 additional deaths recorded outside the city as of Sunday morning, the state’s total fatalities was at least 1,026.
  • The virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, has torn through New York with frightening speed.

Up to 200K US deaths foreseen as more cities stricken

  • The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hot spots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.
  • Faced with that grim projection the possibility and that even more could die in the U.S. without measures to keep people away from each other, President Donald Trump extended federal guidelines recommending people stay home for another 30 days until the end of April to prevent spread of the virus.

Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

  • Bracing the nation for a grim death toll, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month, bowing to public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives in the U.S., perhaps significantly more, if not enough is done to fight it.
  • It was a stark shift in tone by the president, who only days ago mused about the country reopening in a few weeks. From the Rose Garden, he said his Easter revival hopes had only been “aspirational.”

Peak US death rate likely in two weeks: Trump

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the peak death rate in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic was likely to hit in two weeks and extended “social distancing” guidelines until April 30.



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