India coronavirus, COVID-19, April 4: Asymptomatic 29-year-old man in Odisha tests positive for COVID-19 today

The highest number of cases so far has been recorded in Maharashtra (335 cases, 16 deaths), followed by Tamil Nadu (309 cases, 1 death), Kerala (286 cases, 2 deaths), Delhi (219 cases, 4 deaths) and Uttar Pradesh (172 cases, 2 deaths).

Last Updated: Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 23:57
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In the last 24 hours, India witnessed the highest spike of coronavirus cases with 478 new cases reported on Friday (April 3, 2020). The total number of positive cases till 6.30 am (IST) on April 4 reached 2,547 which includes 157 recovered patients and 62 deaths, as per the latest data of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The highest number of cases so far has been recorded in Maharashtra (335 cases, 16 deaths), followed by Tamil Nadu (309 cases, 1 death), Kerala (286 cases, 2 deaths), Delhi (219 cases, 4 deaths) and Uttar Pradesh (172 cases, 2 deaths).

Joint Secretary of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Luv Agrawal said that 647 positive cases of coronavirus infection spanning across 14 states, linked to Tablighi Jamaat, have been found till April 3. The states and UTs are--Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. He said that the spurt in cases is due to increase from a particular level. Hence, all need to follow social distancing more comprehensively.

The number of coronavirus deaths globally reached 1,097,909 even after hundreds of countries remain under lockdown and the United States and Italy remain the worst affected country with 276,995 and 119,827 cases respectively according to Johns Hopkins University tally at 6.30 am IST.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his video message on Friday appreciated the discipline and patience shown by 130 crore Indians and said you are not alone in this fight against coronavirus COVID-19. He further asked Indians to light a candle, Diya, torch, mobile flash for 9 minutes on April 5 at 9 pm to dispel coronavirus COVID-19 darkness.

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4 April 2020, 23:46 PM

Global COVID-19 confirmed cases touch 11,59,515 with 62,376 deaths.

4 April 2020, 23:08 PM

Odisha Department of Health & Family Welfare: One asymptomatic 29-year-old man of Kalahandi district tested positive for COVID-19 today. He has a history of travel to Bahrain. Total positive cases in the state rise to 21.
 

4 April 2020, 22:10 PM

Jammu and Kashmir administration planning to convert some railway coaches into isolation wards for coronavirus patients.
 

4 April 2020, 21:56 PM

Telangana: 43 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state taking the total to 228.

4 April 2020, 21:23 PM

Maharashtra: Total COVID-19 deaths 32. Total positive cases in state 635.
 

4 April 2020, 21:11 PM

Punjab: Eight more test positive for coronavirus; total cases now 65 in the state.
 

4 April 2020, 20:49 PM

Rajasthan: Seven more cases of coronavirus have been reported in Jodhpur today, taking total cases in the district to 17. The new cases are contacts of other infected people, says Jodhpur District Collector Prakash Rajpurohit

4 April 2020, 20:48 PM

Tamil Nadu Health Department: Out of the 73 people who attended Markaz event in Delhi & tested positive for COVID-19 today, 17 men are from Trichy, 18 men from Ranipet, 10 men from Thiruvallur, and 5 men from Chennai among others.
 

4 April 2020, 20:32 PM

Bihar: 1 more COVID-19 positive case reported in the state taking the total to 32. 65-year old from Naugachia, Bhagalpur had returned from UK on March 18.
 

4 April 2020, 20:22 PM

Worldwide total number of coronavirus cases stands at 11,40,327; the total number of death stands at 60,887.

4 April 2020, 20:10 PM

Kerala: Number of COVID-19 cases increase to 306 in the state with 11 more people testing positive today. Out of the total cases, 254 are active and 50 others have been discharged from the hospital.
 

4 April 2020, 20:08 PM

BMC: 52 more COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai today, taking the total cases in the city to 330. 4 people also lost their lives today, the city's death toll due to coronavirus now at 22. Out of the 4 deaths today, 3 patients had comorbidities & 1 had other age-related factors.
 

4 April 2020, 20:05 PM

Bhopal: Two senior officials of the Madhya Pradesh Health Department have tested positive for COVID-19.

4 April 2020, 20:04 PM

District Collector Kupwara, J&K: 6 persons from Kupwara have tested positive for COVID-19 today. All of them have a history of stay at Markaz Nizamuddin, Delhi. All were already under quarantine but as per protocol, contact tracing is being carried out.
 

4 April 2020, 20:01 PM

West Bengal Health Department: 11 more COVID-19 cases reported in West Bengal in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active coronavirus cases in the state to 49.
 

4 April 2020, 20:00 PM

Gujarat: A Police Inspector & a Police Sub-Inspector have been suspended for offering prayers at a mosque in Dang district amid #CoronavirusLockdown, says Superintendent of Police Shweta Shrimal.

 

4 April 2020, 19:59 PM

Air India is scheduled to operate 18 charter flights to fly back German, French, Irish and Canadian nationals stranded in India during the lockdown as requested by the embassies.
 

4 April 2020, 19:58 PM

TMC not to attend PM's meeting with floor leaders of political parties on April 8: Sources
 

4 April 2020, 19:58 PM

The Indian Army has recently pleaded with the Kashmiris that terrorists in Kashmir can spread the corona infection, the Kashmiris should not shelter them.
 

4 April 2020, 19:38 PM

India's COVID-19 cases rise to 3,072 with 75 deaths. 

4 April 2020, 19:33 PM

PM Modi: Had an extensive telephone conversation with President Donald Trump. We had a good discussion, and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight COVID-19.

 

 

4 April 2020, 18:48 PM

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth COVID-19 test result comes negative. However, she will have to stay at PGI Hospital Lucknow until one more test result comes as negative.

4 April 2020, 18:28 PM

Punjab government announces special health insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs each for police personnel & sanitation workers, the frontline workers in battle against COVID-19, on the lines of that announced for health workers by the Centre.
 

4 April 2020, 18:25 PM

TN Health secretary Beela Rajesh: Total positive cases recorded in TN 485 (This includes 3 casualties and 7 discharged). 74 new positive cases today. 422 positive cases are those who attended Delhi congregation. Results of 407 people awaited

4 April 2020, 18:21 PM

CM Kejriwal: Those without ration cards can register for getting 5kg ration, likely to start from next week.
 

4 April 2020, 18:20 PM

Uttar Pradesh: 10 new corona-infected patients have been reported in the last 24 hours in Ghaziabad. The total number of corona-positive patients in the district increased to 23 out of which 3 have returned to the home, 20 infected patients are undergoing treatment in the hospital, whereas, out of 20, 13 have returned from Jamaat.

4 April 2020, 18:17 PM

MHA official: Nearly 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat members and their contacts quarantined so far.
 

4 April 2020, 18:14 PM

CM Kejriwal: Out of around 2,300 people who were brought out from Markaz, 500 that showed symptoms have been admitted to hospitals and 1,800 are under quarantine. We are getting all of them tested, their results will come in 2-3 days, it may lead to an increase in positive cases.
 

4 April 2020, 18:12 PM

J&K Health Department: Number of COVID-19 cases rise to 92 in Jammu and Kashmir, with 17 fresh cases being reported today. Out of the total cases, 86 are active (18 in Jammu, 68 in Kashmir). While two people succumbed to the disease, three others were cured/discharged.
 

4 April 2020, 17:59 PM

CM Arvind Kejriwal: In Delhi, there are only 40 COVID-19 positive cases due to local transmission out of 445 total cases, other cases are due to foreign travel & #NizamuddinMarkaz. This is something that makes me believe corona is not spreading here, it is under control.
 

4 April 2020, 17:57 PM

Himachal Pradesh Government: Sale and use of chewing/bubble gum and similar products prohibited till 30th June in Himachal Pradesh as a measure against the spread of COVID-19.
 

4 April 2020, 17:55 PM

Haryana Health Department: 18 more COVID-19 cases reported in Haryana today (13 in Palwal, 1 in Kaithal and 2 each in Gurugram and Bhiwani), taking the total number of active cases in the state to 48. 14 people have been cured/discharged from hospitals.

4 April 2020, 17:54 PM

Uttarakhand: 6 more COVID-19 positive cases (5 in Nainital and 1 in Haridwar) reported in Uttarakhand today taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 22. Till now, 350 Tableeghi Jamaat members have been put under quarantine in the state.
 

4 April 2020, 17:53 PM

Sports Authority of India (SAI) holds video conference with Hockey India officials, draws plans for next 16 months.
 

4 April 2020, 17:50 PM

Uttar Pradesh: 8 more COVID-19 cases detected in UP's Gautam Buddha Nagar district, the total rises to 55.
 

4 April 2020, 17:49 PM

Karnataka: 16 new COVID-19 cases in the state; total number of infections at 144.
 

4 April 2020, 17:48 PM

Prisoners at Tihar and Mandoli jails have stitched 75,000 face masks since March for traffic police, prisons' inmates, for organisations that placed orders amid COVID-19 outbreak, say Officials

4 April 2020, 17:47 PM

CM Kejriwal on COVID-19 cases in Delhi: Six patients have died till now, out of these five were above 60.
 

4 April 2020, 17:44 PM

Health Ministry: 601 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs, 1023 related to Tablighi Jamaat.
 

4 April 2020, 16:39 PM

Health ministry official: Rate of rise in COVID-19 cases in India less than other countries.
 

4 April 2020, 16:25 PM

Health ministry: Condition of 58 COVID-19 patients in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi critical.
 

4 April 2020, 16:13 PM

Health ministry: 601 COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths reported since Friday.
 

4 April 2020, 16:09 PM

Golfer Anirban Lahiri pledges Rs 7 lakhs to PM-Cares Fund
.
 

4 April 2020, 16:07 PM

Hockey India donates Rs 75 lakhs more to PM-CARES Fund.

4 April 2020, 15:55 PM

Odisha's Transport Department launches online quiz competition on road safety to keep people engaged amid lockdown.
 

4 April 2020, 15:53 PM

Agra District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh: 31 out of 137 Tablighi Jamaat (Delhi) attendees have tested positive for Coronavirus in Agra. There are 37 active cases of COVID-19 in the district, till now.
 

4 April 2020, 15:49 PM

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) denies reports that some of its employees at Shatabdi Hospital, Kandivali have been infected with COVID-19. All the employees have tested negative and are on duty.
 

4 April 2020, 15:48 PM

Ministry of Power: PM has appealed to voluntarily switch off lights between 9:00 p.m to 9:09 pm on April 5. Some apprehensions have been expressed that this may cause instability in grid&voltage fluctuation which may harm electrical appliances. These apprehensions are misplaced.
 

4 April 2020, 15:42 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting of Council of Ministers via video conferencing on 6th April.

4 April 2020, 15:42 PM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray: Like COVID-19 virus, there is a communal virus too. I am warning those who are spreading wrong messages to the citizens and uploading such videos even for the sake of fun. This COVID19 virus sees no religion.