Coronavirus LIVE updates: Ahmedabad Saturday reported 20 coronavirus deaths — highest one-day count so far — taking the death toll in the district to 184, news agency PTI reported. The total number of cases in the district also jumped to 3,543 with 250 fresh cases being detected. With 4,721 confirmed cases and 236 deaths, Gujarat is trailing just behind Maharashtra, which has more than 11,000 cases and 485 deaths. In the last 24 hours, the number of coronavirus cases in India has risen by 2,411, taking the country’s tally to 37,776 cases, including 1,223 deaths and 10,017 recoveries.
Retired Chief Justice of Chhatisgarh High Court and Lokpal member Ajay Kumar Tripathi (62) passed away at AIIMS trauma centre due to novel coronavirus Saturday. He was admitted to the hospital last month after having tested positive for Covid-19. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held meetings with Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss a second stimulus package for sectors adversely affected by the nationwide lockdown, news agency PTI reported.
A day after ‘Shramik Special’ trains began ferrying migrants back to their homes, a train with 847 migrant workers left for Lucknow from Nashik this morning. Kerala is scheduled to run two trains carrying migrants to Jharkhand while Gujarat would send the workers home in two more trains — one from Ahmedabad to Uttar Pradesh and the other from Surat to Odisha. (Track India’s state-wise cases, deaths and recoveries here)
On the global front, the coronavirus has claimed over 238,000 lives and infected over 3.3 million people, according to a tally by John Hopkins University. The United States continues to be the worst-hit, with over 10,00,000 cases and over 64,000 deaths.