COVID-19 cases in Gujarat rise to 9,268; death toll 566


The coronavirus disease pandemic outbreak continues to spread rapidly in India despite efforts from the central and state governments to contain it. The third phase of the nationwide lockdown with “considerable relaxations” is currently in place till May 17. However, governments are also keeping in place necessary curbs so as to not lose all the gains that have been achieved in the battle against the virus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said coronavirus outbreaks has provided an opportunity for India to become self-reliant and announced a Rs 20 lakh crore package for the purpose. 

Addressing the nation on the COVID-19 outbreak, Modi said the crisis that an unprecedented crisis has emerged but in this battle, we not only need to protect ourselves but also have to keep moving forward. 

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in India is nearing the 75-000 mark, while the death toll is approaching the 2,500-mark. However, the recovery rate from the virus was reported to be around 32.82% till Wednesday, which is a significant development over last week’s 26.59%.

Maharashtra continues to be the epicentre of the coronavirus spread where the number of cases witnessed a massive spike recently. Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, has become the hotbed of the coronavirus spread in the state where the number of cases has crossed the 14,500-mark and the death toll is nearing the 530-mark as well. One of the real challenges in Mumbai is controlling the disease contamination in Asia’s biggest slum — Dharavi, which is an extremely densely-populated region.

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus in India

21:08 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Gujarat update:

Total cases: 9268 (Last 24hrs-364) 

Active cases: 5140

Death toll: 566 (Last 24hrs-29)  

Recovered: (Last 24hrs-316)  

Ahmedabad: 6645 cases, 446 deaths

Vadodara: 592 cases, 32 deaths

Surat: 967 cases, 43 deaths

21:06 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Bengal Health Bulletin on Coronavirus:

New cases: 117 

Total active cases: 1381 

Total cases: 2290 

Deaths due to COVID in 24 hrs: 9

Total deaths: 135 

Total discharged: 702

20:57 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Maharashtra update:

1495 cases in last 24 hours, total reaches 25922

54 deaths recorded in last 24 hours, death toll touches 975

433 patients discharged today, 5547 discharged so far

Mumbai update:

Total cases: 15,747

Death toll: 596

Dharavi: 1068 cases, 40 deaths

19:57 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Tamil Nadu update: 

Cases breach 9000-mark

509 cases today; 9227 total

6984 active cases 

18:04 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Bihar update:

113 new cases in last 24 hours, total cases 908

Total 386 patients discharged after treatment

17:18 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Due date of income tax returns extended to November 30

17:17 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

TDS/TCS rates to be reduced by 25% till March 31, 2021

17:16 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Ministry of Housing to advise States/UTs &their Regulatory Authorities to extend registration&completion date suo-moto by 6mnts for all registered projects expiring on or after 25Mar,2020 without individual applications. Treat COVID-19 as an event of ‘Force Majeure’ under RERA: FM

17:15 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

RS 90,000 crore liquidity injection for Power Distribution Companies (DISCOMs): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

17:14 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Government launches a Rs 30,000 crore Special Liquidity Scheme for non-banking financial companies, microfinance companies, housing finance companies: FM Sitharaman

The government announces Rs 45,000 crore liquidity infusion through a Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme 2.0 for NBFCs: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

16:56 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

To ease financial stress as businesses get back to work, Government decides to continue EPF support for business & workers for 3 more months providing a liquidity relief of Rs 2,500 crores: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

In order to provide more take home salary for employees and to give relief to employers in payment of PF, EPF contribution is being reduced for businesses & workers for 3 months, amounting to liquidity support of Rs 6750 crores: FM

16:49 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Govt of India and Central Public Sector Enterprises will honour every MSME receivable in the next 45 days: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

16:45 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Global tenders of procurement of up to Rs 200 crore will be only limited to domestic businesses: Sitharaman

Global tenders to be disallowed in Government procurement up to Rs 200 crores. This will make self-reliant India, will also then be able to serve ‘Make in India’: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

16:44 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Definition of MSMEs has been revised, investment limit to be revised upwards, additional criteria of turnover also being introduced: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

16:43 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Rs 50,000 cr. equity infusion for MSMEs through Fund of Funds; to be operated through a Mother Fund and few daughter funds; this will help to expand MSME size as well as capacity: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

16:40 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Government to provide stressed MSMEs with equity support; Government will facilitate the provision of Rs. 20,000 Crores as subordinate debt: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

This will enable 45 lakh MSME units to resume business activity and also safeguard jobs: FM Sitharaman

16:29 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

In a major initiative, we announce Rs 3 lakh crore collateral-free automatic loans for businesses, including SMEs. Borrowers with up Rs 25Cr outstanding and Rs100 Cr turnover are eligible: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman 

Collateral free automatic loans to MSMEs worth Rs 3 lakh crore. These have 4 year tenor, valid up to October 31st, 2020: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

16:14 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Self-reliant India does not mean India is to be an isolationist country: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

16:11 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Five pillars of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat- economy, infrastructure, system, demography and demand: Sitharaman

16:09 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Essentially this is to spurt growth and to build a very self reliant India and that is why this whole initiative is called Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

16:08 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

PM laid out a comprehensive vision, and that vision was laid out after wide consultations with several sections of the society: FM Nirmala Sitharaman  

16:03 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Bihar update:

29 new cases, tally reaches 908

16:00 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to announce details of Rs 20 lakh economic package shortly

12:10 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Karnataka reports 26 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The total number of positive cases rises to 921 with 32 deaths.

11:45 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Andhra Pradesh reports 48 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. The total number of positive cases rise to 2,317 with the death toll at 47

10:20 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Rajasthan recorded 87 fresh cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the state’s virus tally to 4,213, an official said. The state has so far seen 117 deaths due to the virus, with Jaipur accounting for 60 deaths. (PTI)

10:00 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Pune reports 35 fresh COVID-19 cases, total tally at 3,169 with 168 deaths.

09:05 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The total number of cases has reached 74,281. 24,386 people have been cured so far, while 2,415 deaths have been recorded. In the last 24 hours, 3,525 news cases and 122 deaths have been reported. The recovery rate is 32.82%

08:30 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

A police Sub Inspector Muralidhar Shankar Waghmare has died from coronavirus in Mumbai. So far, at least 1,007 policemen have been infected, 106 police officers and 901 constables. As many as 394 policemen are from Mumbai.

08:00 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

A crowd has gathered outside New Delhi Railway Station as people disembarking from trains are confused on how to travel further. Since public transport is not available they are forced to walk on foot. Social distancing is not being maintained. 

07:30 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

West Bengal: Tea plucking has begun in Dagapur Tea Estate in Siliguri with 50% workforce, amid coronavirus lockdown. 

07:15 IST Wednesday, 13 May 2020

A person who had returned to Jharkhand from Telangana by Shramik special train tested positive for coronavirus last night. The patient is from Latehar. Total positive cases in Jharkhand stands at 173 now: State Health Secretary, Nitin Madan Kulkarni


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