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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Cases rise to 5,130 in West Bengal after 317 more test positive; toll touches 237 as six succumb to COVID-19

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: The number of COVID-19 cases in West Bengal climbed to 5,130 on Saturday after 317 more people tested positive for coronavirus, the state health department bulletin said.

FP Staff May 31, 2020 07:27:18 IST
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Cases rise to 5,130 in West Bengal after 317 more test positive; toll touches 237 as six succumb to COVID-19

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14:14 (ist)

Coronavirus Outbreak Latest Update

Flight returns to Delhi as pilot turns out to be COVID-19 positive

An Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returned midway to Delhi after the ground team realised that one of the pilots was COVID-19 positive, officials told PTI.

The aircraft was over Uzbekistan at the time it was called back, according to a Times of India report. The team checking pre-flight test reports of crew members had mistakenly read the pilot’s positive report as negative and released him for the ferry flight to fly back Indians from Moscow.

The crew will be quarantined as per norms. This plane will be fumigated and the airline is sending another A320 Neo to Moscow on Saturday afternoon to fly back Indians from there.

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May 30, 2020 - 23:59 (IST)

Coronavirus in Bihar Latest Update

Toll in Bihar climbs to 20

With a migrant worker from West Bengal testing positive for coronavirus infection, days after his death at Samastipur in Bohar  en route his home states from Mumbai, the COVID-19 death toll in Bihar reached 20 on Saturday, the state's Health Department said. Meanwhile, with 206 people testing positive for the infection, the count of total COVID-19 cases in Bihar soared to 3,565, it added.
 

May 30, 2020 - 23:54 (IST)

Coronavirus in West Bengal Latest Update

 

Case count in Bengal crosses 5,000; toll climbs to 237

 
The number of COVID-19 cases in West Bengal climbed to 5,130 on Saturday after 317 more people tested positive for coronavirus, the state health department bulletin said. Seven fresh deaths due to the disease were also reported in the state, taking the toll to 237, it said. Six of the seven deaths were recorded in Kolkata while one was in North 24 Parganas district.
 
Seventy-two patients have died due to co-morbidities where COVID-19 was "incidental", the bulletin said, adding the number of active cases in the state stood at 2,851. Of the new cases, 80 were registered in Kolkata, 42 in Howrah, 38 in North Dinajpur, 32 in Coochbehar, 30 in North 24 Parganas district and 22 in Birbhum districts, the bulletin said.

May 30, 2020 - 23:47 (IST)

Coronavirus in Assam Latest Update

Assam's COVID-19 count reaches 1,185

 

Assam's COVID-19 tally inched towards the 1,200-mark with 128 people across districts testing positive on Saturday, the state's Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The total number of COVID-19 patients has gone up to 1,185 in Assam from 1,057 on Friday, of which 1,015 are active cases, Sarma said in a tweet.

May 30, 2020 - 23:30 (IST)

Coronavirus in Gujarat Latest Update

State, city transport buses to ply in Gujarat with restrictions

 
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday made announcements regarding the easing of curbs in Gujarat."State transport and city bus services will be allowed across the state without regional limitation," he said, adding that an ST bus cannot carry more than 60 percent passenger, while a city bus will have to limit passenger capacity to 50 percent. "We had earlier allowed one person on a two-wheeler. We now allow two persons in case they happen to be family members, with mandatory masks. Small four-wheeler will continue to have (maximum of) two passengers along with driver, while three passengers will be allowed along with driver in larger four-wheelers (like SUVs)," he said.

May 30, 2020 - 23:18 (IST)

Coronavirus in Jharkhand Latest Update

COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand up by 41 to 563

 
The number of COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand rose to 563 with 41 people testing positive for the disease on Saturday, according to a government bulletin said. Of the total 563 cases, 355 are migrants. There are 302 active cases while 256 people have recovered and discharged from hospital, it said. According to the bulletin, five people have died of the disease in the state so far. The fatalities had been two from Ranchi, and one each from Koderma, Giridih and Bokaro.
 
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May 30, 2020 - 23:12 (IST)

Coronavirus in Gujarat Latest Update

No odd-even rule, shops in Gujarat to remain open till 7 pm

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said that night curfew will operate in Gujarat between 9pm to 5 am. He also said that all shops could remain open in the state till 7 pm, while following all social distancing norms. He also said that all government offices and banks in the states would function with full capacity from Monday.

"But no shops other than those dealing in essential services and commodities will be allowed in containment zones. Health department will finalise a new list of containment zones by tomorrow. The implementation of "Unlock-1" will begin from Monday," he said.

May 30, 2020 - 23:06 (IST)

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Navy to start next phase of Operation Samudra Setu from 1 June 
 
The Indian Navy will start the next phase of Operation Samudra Setu from June 1 to repatriate Indians who are stranded overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic, an official release said on Saturday. "In this phase, Indian Navy Ship Jalashwa will repatriate 700 personnel from Colombo, Republic of Sri Lanka to Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu and subsequently repatriate another 700 personnel from Mal, Republic of Maldives to Tuticorin," the Navy said in its press release. The Indian Navy has already repatriated 1,488 Indian nationals from Mal to Kochi during the previous phases of the operation. 
 
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May 30, 2020 - 22:57 (IST)

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Five Delhi hospitals designated for COVID-19 treatment

May 30, 2020 - 22:42 (IST)

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Ban on international flights to continue till 30 June

The ban on international passenger flights shall continue till 30 June, said the DGCA. However, the restrictions shall not apply to cargo flights and flights specifically approved by the DGCA. This comes after the Centre announced easing of lockdown in phased manner from 1 June.

May 30, 2020 - 22:31 (IST)

Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh Latest Update

12 more succumb to COVID-19, 262 fresh cases in Uttar Pradesh

 
The death toll due to COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh rose to 213 after 12 more people succumbed to the disease and the number of cases climbed to 7,701, officials said on Saturday. Three deaths were reported from Firozabad, two from Meerut, one each from Lucknow, Moradabad, Hapur, Siddharthanagar, Jhansi, Farrukhabad and Etah, a health department official said. Of the 262 fresh cases, 43 were detected in Amethi followed by 23 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, 17 in Ghaziabad, 12 each in Moradabad and Kannauj, 11 each in Meerut and Basti and 10 in Baghpat. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 7,701.  Till now, 4,651 patients have recovered from the disease, while 2,837 are undergoing treatment. 
 
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: The number of COVID-19 cases in West Bengal climbed to 5,130 on Saturday after 317 more people tested positive for coronavirus, the state health department bulletin said.

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said that night curfew will operate in Gujarat between 9pm to 5 am. He also said that all shops could remain open in the state till 7 pm, while following all social distancing norms. He also said that all government offices and banks in the states would function with full capacity from Monday.

According to the 6 pm update issued by the BMC, Mumbai on Saturday registered 1,510 new coronavirus patients where 54 more persons succumbed to the viral infection.

Ninety-six more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Saturday, taking the state's tally to 1,819, a health department official said.

 Lockdown has been extended in West Bengal till June 15 with further relaxations, conditions, according to a order issued by the state government.

In light of the guidelines issued by the government, metro services will remain closed for commuters until further notice; large gatherings, international travel and visits to theatres and gymnasiums will also remain banned.

The MHA has said that movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9 pm to 5 am throughout the country, except for essential services.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a 4-week extension in the lockdown in Punjab, till June 30, with certain more relaxations, subject to the guidelines of the central government. Though experts have advised against opening of the hospitality industry and malls, the Chief Minister said the state would take into account the central government guidelines for Lockdown 5.0.

Latest figures by the government shows that 11,264 coronavirus patients were reported cured over the last 24 hours, as India's recovery rate increased by 4.51 percent to 47.40 percent. Number of active patients declined from 89,987 to 86,422.

As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown comes to an end on Monday, Rajasthan's Archaeology and Museum Department has decided to open the monuments for the public in areas that do not fall under containment zones.

An Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returned midway to Delhi after the the ground team realised that one of the pilots was COVID-19 positive.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal admitted that Delhi is witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases, but also assured the people that the government is fully prepared to deal with the outbreak

One Maharashtra Police personnel has died and 114 have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 infected personnel in the state is 2,325 and 26 have died so far.

A bus carrying 28 migrant workers from Kerala to West Bengal overturned near Odisha's Balasore district, injuring seven people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said given the way India surprised the world with its unity and resolve in the fight against coronavirus, there is a firm belief that it will also set an example in economic revival. "In the economic domain, through their strength, 130 crore Indians can not only surprise the world but also inspire it." Modi added

Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the first anniversary of his second term Saturday by writing an open letter to his countrymen, asserting that India has started traversing on the path to “victory” in its long battle against Covid-19 while acknowledging “tremendous suffering” of migrant workers among others.

The number of coronavirus cases rose to 1,73,763 on Friday, even as India recorded the highest single-day spike of 7,964 cases so far.

The Health Ministry said earlier on Friday that the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,706 in the country, while the number of cases climbed to 1,65,799, registering an increase of 175 deaths and a record jump of 7,466 cases since Thursday 8 am.

According to Worldometer, India has now overtaken Turkey as the ninth worst-hit country in terms of total number of cases.

The Health ministry said the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 89,987, while 71,105 people have recovered and one patient has migrated. "Thus, around 42.89 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior Health Ministry official said.

The total confirmed cases include foreigners.

Of the 175 deaths reported since Thursday morning, 85 were in Maharashtra, 22 in Gujarat, 15 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Delhi, 12 in Tamil Nadu, eight in Madhya Pradesh, seven in Rajasthan, six in West Bengal, four in Telangana and one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Haryana.

Of the total 4,706 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 1,982 deaths followed by Gujarat with 960 deaths, Madhya Pradesh with 321, Delhi with 316, West Bengal with 295, Uttar Pradesh with 197, Rajasthan with 180, Tamil Nadu with 145, Telangana with 67 and Andhra Pradesh with 59 deaths.

The toll reached 47 in Karnataka and 40 in Punjab. Jammu and Kashmir has reported 27 fatalities due to the disease, Haryana has 19 deaths, Bihar has 15 while Odisha and Kerala have reported seven deaths each.

Himachal Pradesh has registered five COVID-19 fatalities, while Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh and Assam have recorded four deaths each so far. Meghalaya has reported one COVID-19 fatality so far, according to the ministry data.

According to the ministry's website, more than 70 percent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.

According to the health ministry data updated in the morning, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 59,546 followed by Tamil Nadu at 19,372, Delhi at 16,281, Gujarat at 15,562, Rajasthan at 8,067, Madhya Pradesh at 7,453 and Uttar Pradesh at 7,170.

The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 4,536 in West Bengal, 3,296 in Bihar and 3,251 in Andhra Pradesh. It has risen to 2,533 in Karnataka, 2,256 in Telangana, 2,158 in Punjab, 2,036 in Jammu and Kashmir and 1,660 in Odisha.

Haryana has reported 1,504 coronavirus infection cases so far, while Kerala has 1,088 cases. A total of 856 people have been infected with the virus in Assam and 469 in Jharkhand.

Uttarakhand has registered 500 cases, Chhattisgarh has 399, Chandigarh has reported 288 cases, Himachal Pradesh has 276, Tripura has 242, Ladakh has 73 and Goa has 69 cases so far.

Manipur has reported 55 COVID-19 cases, Puducherry has 51 instances of infection while Andaman and Nicobar Islands has registered 33 infections.

Meghalaya has registered 21 cases. Nagaland has reported 18 infections, Arunachal Pradesh reported three cases, Dadar and Nagar Haveli has two cases, while Mizoram and Sikkim have reported a case each till how.

"4,673 cases are being reassigned to states," the ministry said on its website, adding, "Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR."

State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation, it said.

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