Total coronavirus COVID-19 cases in India cross 2,000, 53 deaths recorded so far

Even as the world reels under the coronavirus pandemic which has brought nearly half the world to a halt in an effort to stop the spread of the contagion, the number of COVID-19 fatalities and positive cases are on a steady rise. Stay tuned with Zee News LIVE blog as we bring all the updates:

Last Updated: Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 23:50
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Even as the world reels under the coronavirus pandemic which has brought nearly half the world to a halt in an effort to stop the spread of the contagion, the number of COVID-19 fatalities and positive cases are on a steady rise. 

More than 9 lakh 32 thousand cases of infection have been reported worldwide with the US at 2,13,372 cases and Italy at 1,10,574 bearing most of the brunt, while Italy with 13,155 and Spain with 9,387 have recorded the most number of deaths, this as per data from the Johns Hopkins University at 6.30 am on April 2.

While in India, the total number of cases reported is 1834 with 41 deaths. As many as 437 cases were found in the last 24 deaths which is the highest rise in the country till date. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi were among the places to report a large number of new cases.

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2 April 2020, 22:00 PM

Wife of AIIMS doctor, who had tested positive for coronavirus, has also tested positive. She is nine months pregnant. The delivery will take place in AIIMS.

2 April 2020, 21:52 PM

27 new positive cases in Telangana on Thursday. Total positive cases reach 154.

2 April 2020, 20:57 PM

Delhi government launches COVID-19 helpline chatbot. Everyone can access it by saving the number +91 88000 07722 and texting ‘Hi’ on WhatsApp. This helpline will provide updated information on Coronavirus from the Health and Family Welfare Department of Delhi Govt.

2 April 2020, 20:44 PM

The Chief Medical Officer of Composite Hospital, CRPF, New Delhi has tested COVID-19 positive. He has been shifted to the isolation ward of AIIMS, Jhajjar, Haryana after his test report was received on April 2. The Transit Officers' Mess, where the officer was staying, has since been sanitized and orders issued to immediately quarantine the working staff and guests/officers living there.

2 April 2020, 20:22 PM

Total number of cases in India cross 2,000. Total cases: 206, deaths: 53, cured: 156 and 1 migrated.

2 April 2020, 19:55 PM

The total number of positive cases in Gujarat reached 88, 7 deaths and 10 recovered. 1,826 samples have been tested so far.

2 April 2020, 19:47 PM

Vedanta doubles its contribution to Rs 201 crores to fight against COVID -19. It donated Rs 101 crores to PM CARES fund, pledged 10 lakh meals across India to the daily wage earners and will feed more than 50,000 stray animals daily for the next month.

2 April 2020, 19:37 PM

A 10-month-old baby girl has tested positive in Chandigarh and the total number of coronavirus patients reached 18 in Chandigarh. The baby's 59-year-old grandmother has also been tested positive. Till April 1, there were 16 cases of coronavirus in Chandigarh.

2 April 2020, 19:27 PM

Chief Secretary, West Bengal, Rajiva Sinha on Coronavirus said, "Only 34 persons are active cases of the total 53 persons. Remaining 19 have recently tested negative.
Of the total 7 persons, four died due to other reasons only three persons died of Coronavirus."

2 April 2020, 19:26 PM

960 foreigners have been blacklisted and their tourist visas cancelled after they were found involved in activities related to Tablighi Jamat: Union Home Ministry

2 April 2020, 19:07 PM

So far 107 number of coronavirus infected patients in Madhya Pradesh and 8 people have died. Two of these people died on Thursday. There is an improvement in the health of 30 people and after another report, they will be discharged after two days. The condition of one patient is critical but rapid improvement in the health of all other patients have been witnessed: Health Department Principal Secretary Pallavi Jain Govil.

2 April 2020, 19:05 PM

75 new coronavirus positive cases in Tamil Nadu. Total 309 cases in Tamil Nadu out of which 264 had attended Delhi Markaz event. 7 persons have recovered and discharged: 
TN Health secretary, Beela Rajesh.

2 April 2020, 18:16 PM

Two people from Nandurbar district of Maharashtra who attended Nizamuddin Markaz have been identified. The Nandurbar police have searched both of them and sent them for quarantine to the district hospital. Both of them had returned to Nandurbar on March 10 after participating in the Markaz's programme.

2 April 2020, 17:22 PM

Total 16 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam, all had attended the congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.

2 April 2020, 17:15 PM

An FIR has been lodged against the Gurdwara Committee of Majnu ka Tila in Delhi Police's Civil Line Police Station. 225 people were given shelter in the gurdwara. The FIR has been registered under Section 188, 269, 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).


2 April 2020, 16:54 PM

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has written to Chief Secretaries of all states asking them to take strict action on violation of lockdown measures. 
The letter states, "The penal provisions under the DM Act and IPC should be widely circulated & for violation of lockdown measure, actions under provisions of DM Act and IPC shall be taken by law enforcement authorities."

2 April 2020, 16:42 PM

West Bengal government releases fresh data regarding coronavirus cases in the state. Total persons dead stand at 7 and those infected by the disease stands at 53.

2 April 2020, 16:19 PM

Anyone obstructing lockdown enforcement could face jail term of up to 2 years, says Home Secy to states

2 April 2020, 16:03 PM

Another coronavirus infected person found in Sector 74 of Noida in Supertech Society. Society sealed till April 3.

2 April 2020, 15:32 PM

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, "Around 1,400 people from Maharashtra went to attend Nizamuddin Markaz. 1,300 of them have been identified and sent to the quarantine. These samples will be taken and sent to the lab for examination."

2 April 2020, 14:46 PM

The 'Odisha COVID-19' Hospital managed and run by Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bhubaneswar has become operational from April 2, 2020. The hospital has 500-bed infrastructure, including 50 critical care beds. It is well-equipped with latest instruments and other facilities.

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2 April 2020, 14:33 PM

The Health Commissioner of Karnataka Pankaj Kumar Pandey said: "Based on inputs given by police and central govt, nearly 1000 people linked to Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin have been screened by the Health dept till morning. Out of them 6 have been found symptomatic. Further, more than 200 swab samples have been drawn for them. Tests are going on in labs and out of nearly 100 preliminary test results, 11 from Bidar district are positive. Contact tracing and isolation works are on."

2 April 2020, 14:27 PM

Arunchal Chief Minister Pema Khandu urges people to follow preventive measures against coronavirus even after lockdown ends.

2 April 2020, 13:54 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to address a digital press conference on coronavirus crises today, April 2 at 5pm.

2 April 2020, 13:45 PM

Two people have tested positive in Pune, they had returned from Nizamuddin in New Delhi.

2 April 2020, 13:32 PM

No new cases have been reported in Karnataka from 5.00 pm of April 1 2020 to 10 am of April 2 2020. So far, 110 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed, including 3 deaths and 10 discharges.

2 April 2020, 13:20 PM

Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Mumbai's Dharavi. A 52-year-old BMC sanitization worker has been found positive for the virus, he resides in the Worli area but was posted at Dharavi for cleaning: BMC

2 April 2020, 13:18 PM

The HDFC Group on Thursday committed Rs 150 crore to the PM-CARES Fund to support the government in its relief and rehabilitation measures towards the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The financial services conglomerate said in a statement.

2 April 2020, 13:13 PM

The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) has been pushed into service for disinfecting the Nizamuddin area, which has emerged as the hotspot for coronavirus outbreak in the national capital. According to Atul Garg, director of DFS, the operation to disinfect the area began on Thursday. (PTI)

2 April 2020, 12:51 PM

Reports of 24 of the total 188 people of Nizamuddin Markaz admitted to Delhi's LNJP hospital have been released, 23 are coronavirus positive.

2 April 2020, 12:42 PM

Women police officers of the Nirbhaya Squad take out a flag march in Jaipur.

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2 April 2020, 12:38 PM

 The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences Hospital (NIMHANS) has provided some useful tips for taking care of your kids' mental health during the lockdown over COVID-19. Read here

2 April 2020, 12:32 PM

Under the PM Gareeb Kalyan Yojna, Rs 500 is being released per women PMJDY bank account based on last digit of the account number 
* 0 or 1, April3
* 2 or 3, April 4
* 4 or 5, April 7
* 6 or 7, April 8
* 8 or 9, April 9

After April 9 the beneficiary may go on any day.

2 April 2020, 12:06 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds meeting with Chief Ministers via video conferencing, on COVID-19 situation in the country. Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh also present.

2 April 2020, 11:39 AM

Samples of Kyrgyzstan foreign nationals in Patna were collected on March 31, all reports are negative. 
1. Phulwarisharif- 7 samples were taken
2. Samanpura - 10 samples (foreign nationals) plus 2 local guides’ sample taken

2 April 2020, 11:34 AM

Asha workers were humiliated in Sadique Nagar at Bengaluru when they were in the area raising awareness and gathering details... Police had to interrupt and bring the Asha workers safely out of the area... The incident took place on Wednesday, further investigations are on.

2 April 2020, 11:29 AM

23 people; 13 from Bangladesh, 8 from Malaysia, and 2 Indians from Assam who had attended the Tablighi event in Delhi were found staying in two masjids in Mumbra. They had come to Delhi via Kolkata and arrived in Thane on March 10.

2 April 2020, 11:23 AM

As many as 200 people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi have been found in the Konkan region. This includes:
Thane - 139
Raigad - 42
Palghar - 16
Ratnagiri - 3

50 of these have been isolated, medical report of all is still awaited.

2 April 2020, 11:20 AM

Anurag Bhargav has been removed as CMO of Noida for not handling the coronavirus situation in the city properly. He has been replaced by AK Chaturvedi.

2 April 2020, 11:09 AM

Name of State / UT Total Confirmed cases (Including 51 foreign Nationals) Cured/Discharged/Migrated Death
Andhra Pradesh 86 1 1
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 10 0 0
Assam 1 0 0
Bihar 23 0 1
Chandigarh 16 0 0
Chhattisgarh 9 2 0
Delhi 152 6 2
Goa 5 0 0
Gujarat 82 5 6
Haryana 43 21 0
Himachal Pradesh 3 1 1
Jammu and Kashmir 62 2 2
Jharkhand 1 0 0
Karnataka 110 9 3
Kerala 265 25 2
Ladakh 13 3 0
Madhya Pradesh 99 0 6
Maharashtra 335 42 13
Manipur 1 0 0
Mizoram 1 0 0
Odisha 4 0 0
Puducherry 3 1 0
Punjab 46 1 4
Rajasthan 108 3 0
Tamil Nadu 234 6 1
Telengana 96 1 3
Uttarakhand 7 2 0
Uttar Pradesh 113 14 2
West Bengal 37 6 3
Total 1965 151 50

2 April 2020, 10:38 AM

There has been a rise of 131 cases overnight with 9 deaths reported. Death toll jumps to 50.

2 April 2020, 10:26 AM

India reports 1965 cases of infections, with 50 deaths

2 April 2020, 09:46 AM

Police in Latur arrested around 100 people for disobeying the lockdown and leaving homes for morning walk, they have been charged under IPC section 188.

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2 April 2020, 09:31 AM

Sanjay Raut on Tablighi Jamaat meet, "What happened is not good, the country will have to pay the price. People who have arrived in the state have arrived with the coronavirus... Be of any religion, if you are not obeying the orders of the Prime Minister, then you are the enemy of the country."

2 April 2020, 09:27 AM

A 45-year old woman in Punjab's Mani Majra died on spot after she was hit on the head by the police. The woman was out to buy medicines. Her family members created a ruckus after her death.

2 April 2020, 09:09 AM

Three fresh COVID-19 cases reported from Maharashtra taking the total to 338

* 2 from Pune
* 1 from Buldhana ​

2 April 2020, 09:02 AM

167 people of the Tablighi Jamaat who have tested positive for coronavirus were moved from Delhi's Nizamuddin to Tughlakabad quarantine centre on Tuesday night. 

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2 April 2020, 08:38 AM

Shenzhen has become the first city in China to ban the consumption and trade of dogs and cats as part of its new legislation Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Regulations on the Comprehensive Ban on Wild Animals. The new law, which comes into effect on May 1, also prohibits the breeding, sale, and consumption of protected wildlife species, including snakes and lizards. Read more here

2 April 2020, 08:15 AM

Padma Shri Nirmal Khalsa, 62, who was also a former 'Hazuri Raagi' at Golden Temple, dies of coronavirus in Amritsar.

2 April 2020, 07:15 AM

Rajasthan reports 9 new COVID-19 positive cases taking its total to 129:
* 1 from Jodhpur
* 1 from Jhunjhunu
* 7 from Ramganj, Jaipur