Coronavirus update: Uttar Pradesh records first death

Record 72 new cases in Maharashtra yesterday

By DTE Staff
Published: Wednesday 01 April 2020
Novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19)

Uttar Pradesh recorded its first death due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. News channel NDTV reported April 1, 2020 that a 25-year-old man from Basti district, who died on March 30, was carrying the virus (SARS-C0V-2). Authorities are worried he may have infected others in a hospital he was admitted in. 

  • The world now has nearly 0.86 million cases positive to the novel coronavirus, according to aggregator Worldometer on April 1, 2020.  
  • Among them, 0.64 million were active cases.
  • The proportion od serious or critical cases among the active cases was 5 per cent. 
  • The death toll was above 42,000.
  • The Indian Council of Medical Research on March 31 said three quasi-subspecies of the virus were circulating in the country. 
  • India had 1,397 positive cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said March 31 (as of 8:30 pm). 
  • Of them, 124 have been cured or discharged.
  • There have been 35 deaths due to the disease from the virus (COVID-19) so far.
  • Maharashtra reportedly recorded a record new 72 cases, taking its tally to over 300. This has not been reflected in the figure above. So, chances are India's tally is already above 500.  
  • Unofficially, the tally is already above 1,600 — according to crowd-courced
  • Kerala followed Maharashtra on the list, with 241 cases. 
  • The southern state’s death toll has remained at 2 though while Maharashtra has recorded 11 deaths.
  • Telangana has recorded 8 deaths.
  • There has been a spurt of cases in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in the last two days, taking both above the 100-mark.
  • Delhi and Karnataka have more than 100 cases too while Rajasthan and Telangana are nearing there.

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