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Data has been sourced from Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

New week unravels a new virus hotspot

Mumbai's Wockhardt Hospital has been declared a containment zone after several staff tested positive. Wockhardt's Chairman said the infection spread from the non-Covid section of the hospital.

Meanwhile, on lifting the lockdown, ICMR said that it would depend on the doubling rate of infections this week and also identification of new hotspots. India is not yet in the community transmission stage, it said, even as 693 new cases were reported on Sunday alone.

Track all the other updates of the day here...

    33 more cases in Maharashtra; state tally jumps to 781
    Total cases rise to 135 in Indore
    Bhopal's count touches 50 as 9 more test positive
    16 new cases in Gujarat, state total now 144
    62-yr-old dies in Vadodara; Gujarat toll now 12
    Telangana reported 62 new cases on Sunday, taking total to 334
    16 more people test positive in Lucknow
    8 more people test positive in Rajasthan, state count now 274
    9 with Tablighi links test positive in Haryana's Palwal, state total up to 85
    Third death in Uttar Pradesh, curfew in parts of Varanasi
    14 new cases, 2 deaths in Andhra Pradesh, total number in the state to 266
    12 more cases in Karnataka; Total in the state now 163
    16 fresh cases reported in UP, total nears 300-mark
    60-year-old who tested positive dies in Rajasthan
    14-month-old boy with no travel history tests positive in Gujarat's Jamnagar
World India Global Death Toll
1,276,302 4067 69,527

    Cabinet approves suspension of MPLAD Fund of MPs for two years
    Ordinance will be brought for 30% cut in pay of ministers, MPs for year 2021
    Google Maps to show locations of COVID-19 food and night shelters
    Noida schools can't force parents to pay fees during lockdown
    UGC directs universities to set up mental health helplines for students
    Delhi's air continues to improve
    Airtel Payments Bank ties up with Bharti AXA General Insurance for Covid-19 health insurance plans
    Entrance exams including those for JNU, UGC NET, PhD, NEET, TTE postponed
    Assam govt may start permit system for people entering the state after lockdown
    GoAir resumes domestic bookings from 15th April, and international from 1st May

    Orders placed for 5 lakh rapid antibody testing kits
    Northern Railways' PPE samples clear DRDO test
    King George's Medical University doubles testing capacity
    Liquor maker Bacardi to would produce 70,000 liters of hand sanitizer
    Covid-19 hospital in Odisha inaugurated; to be funded by Coal India arm

    US announces $2.9 million support to India
    Lockdown hits India's March services sector
    March gold imports hit 6-1/2-year low on record price
    PepsiCo commits 25,000 testing kits, over 5 million meals to India

    Pope marks Holy Week alone for 1st time in history
    British PM Boris Johnson hospitalised
    China sees rise in asymptomatic cases
    Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive
    US virus deaths top 1,200 in last 24 hours
    Boeing extends factory shutdown in Washington state
    S.Korea reports fewer than 50 new cases for first time since Feb. 29 peak
    Japan to declare state of emergency as cases surge
    Pak's coronavirus cases reach 3,277
    Germany reports fourth straight drop in daily rate of new infections
    Mexico registers 2,143 cases, 94 deaths