Corona Update (Morning News) – April 23, 2020

* A man hailing from Hinjilicut area in Ganjam district dies of COVID-19 in Mumbai.

* Dist Admn allowed opening of shops of educational books from 6.00 am to 1.00 pm everyday except in Basudevpur and Bhandaripokhari blocks: Bhadrak district administration.

* 5T Secy VK Pandian & Odisha Development Commissioner Suresh Mahapatra visit COVID19 hospital in Koraput.

* Death toll due to COVID-19 climbs to 681; number of cases rise to 21,393 (including 16454 active cases, 4257 cured/discharged/migrated and 681 deaths): Health Ministry.

* Out of 21,393 COVID-19 positive cases in India; 4,258 have recovered. Active cases stand at 16,454.

* Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, Kishtwar become coronavirus-free as all four patients in the two districts have recovered.

* President Ram Nath Kovind approves ordinance on stricter punishment for attack on healthcare workers.

* First lady Savita Kovind stitches face masks for shelter homes in Delhi.

* ICMR allows Maharashtra govt to try out plasma therapy on COVID-19 patients in Mumbai.

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* Coronavirus cases in national capital climbs to 2248; death toll reaches 48.

* COVID-19 cases rise to 3754 in Mumbai; positive cases increases to 5,649 in Maharashtra.

* Gujarat’s tally of patients jumps to 2,407; death toll reaches 103.

* Total of 500542 samples from 485172 individuals tested as on 23 April 2020, 9am; 21797 samples have been confirmed positive: ICMR.

* Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Americas reached 1,000,000.

* U.S. reports 17,487 new cases of coronavirus and 1,727 new deaths; total of 842,376 cases and 46,769 deaths.

* China reports 10 new cases of coronavirus, 6 of which were imported.

* So far 2 pet cats, 3 lions at Bronx Zoo, 5 tigers at Bronx Zoo have tested positive for Covid-19 in New York.

* Russia reports 5,236 new cases of coronavirus and 57 new deaths; total of 57,999 cases and 513 deaths.

* Covid-19 crisis: Donald Trump suspends immigration into US for 60 days.

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