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513 new cases, 38 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 22,067; fatalities at 1,385

Gujarat on Thursday recorded 513 new COVID-19 cases and 38 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 22,067, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1,385. The state has been recording over 300 cases for more than...

492 new cases, 33 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 18,609; fatalities at 1,155

Gujarat on Thursday recorded 492 new COVID-19 cases and 33 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 18,609, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1,155. The state has been recording over 300 cases for more than...

Nations with declining COVID-19 cases can face “immediate second peak”: WHO

Countries, where coronavirus infections are declining, could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan told...

Lockdown averted 14-29 lakh COVID-19 cases, claims Health Ministry

The Union Health Ministry on Friday said the number of COVID-19 cases averted due to the nationwide lockdown is in the range of 14-29 lakh whereas the number of lives saved is between 37,000 to 78,000. According to the Public Health Foundation of India, nearly 78,000 lives have been saved due to lockdown while a...

COVID-19: Ahmedabad reports 5 deaths, 197 cases in 24-hour; Gujarat’s death toll at 162

Gujarat has reported 247 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Monday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 3,548. After 18 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Sunday, 11 fresh deaths were again reported on Monday that pushed the state’s death...

Gujarat reports 191 COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths in 24-hours; 14 deaths in Ahmedabad

Gujarat has reported 191 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Friday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 2,815. After nine deaths were reported from Gujarat on Thursday, 15 fresh deaths were again reported on Friday that pushed the state’s death...

DGP Shivanand Jha warns people against attack on frontline workers fighting COVID-19 battle

The Gujarat Police has warned people to refrain from attacking frontline workers engaged in the battle against coronavirus in the state or be ready to face action. Director general of police Shivanand Jha said six cases related to attack on frontline workers have been registered in the state during the lockdown and 22 people have...

Make no mistake, COVID-19 will be with us for long: WHO

Sending out a warning signal, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said that the novel coronavirus will stalk the planet for a long time to come as most nations are still in the early stages of tackling the pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said some countries might have thought that the new coronavirus...

As coronavirus spreads like wildfire, Gujarat govt resorts to information management

The Gujarat government on Thursday clarified that it is going to release the state’s COVID-19 related data only once daily at 6 pm. The decision comes at a time when the state government and the local authorities are literally struggling to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state, with hundreds of fresh cases pouring...

India’s COVID-19 case tally breaches 21k-mark, death toll rises to 681

The number of positive coronavirus cases in the country increased to 21,393 as the death toll rose to 681 on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the active COVID-19 cases stood at 16,454, the number of recovered cases was 4,257 along with one patient who has migrated. A total of 29 deaths were...

Gujarat reports 229 COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths in 24-hours; 9 deaths in Ahmedabad

Gujarat has reported 229 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Wednesday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 2,407. After 19 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Tuesday, 13 fresh deaths were again reported on Wednesday that pushed the state’s death...

Bill Gates praises PM Modi for India’s fight against COVID-19

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising his leadership in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, government sources said on Wednesday. “We commend your leadership and the proactive measures you and your government have taken to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 infection rate in India, such as adopting a national...