Coronavirus update: India unemployment rate spikes

Boris Johnson in ICU

By DTE Staff
Published: Tuesday 07 April 2020

India's tally of people who have tested with the novel coronavirus (SARS-C0V-2) was at 4,421, according to the Uniopn Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on April 7, 2020 morning. The death toll was at 114.

  • Maharashtra had 748 of those cases, resulting in 45 deaths.
  • Tamil Nadu was second, with 621 cases but five deaths.
  • Gujarat had the second-highest number of deaths at 12, over 144 cases.
  • Worldover, there were 1.35 million positive cases and 74,795 deaths, according to aggregator Worldometer.
  • France recorded 833 deaths April 6 — the highest in a day.
  • The United States has the most — 367,650 of those cases, accounting for 10,943 deaths.
  • Italy has recorded the most number of deaths at 16,523.
  • China reported no new COVID-19 deaths on April 7 — the first time since it started reporting figures in January. Its death tally stood at 3,331.
  • In India, amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown, unemployment rate has soared to 30.9 per cent, according to CMIE, a research group that regularly monitors the country's employment scenario.
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was under intensive care after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened, BBC reported.
  • Keeping schools shut down are unlikely to check the spread of COVID-19, according to a study, UK-based newspaper the Guardian reported.
  • World Health Organization has condemned “racist” comments by two French doctors that a COVID-19 vaccine could be tested in Africa, the BBC reported.
  • India is likely to export malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to the US amid rising pressure, news channel NDTV reported citing a source.
  • A doctor and several nurses of Delhi State Cancer Institute have tested positive and have been  

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