GUWHATI, April 2: As global deaths inchtowards 50,000 while confirmed cases soar towards the million mark, the death of a six-week (one-and-a-half-month-old) infant in the United States has come as a big shocker to the entire world as the death toll in the US cross 5,000.
Here the some of the top updates from across the world.
- A six-week-old baby who was taken to a hospital at Connecticut in USA late last week has died with tests confirming that the newborn was COVID-19 positive.
- The other reported deaths of minors are that of a 13-year-old in France and Britain and that of a 12-year-old in Belgium.
- The death toll in India, according to crowd outsourced website covid19india.org, rose to 60 while the number of confirmed cases in the country spiraled to 2113 (data on 3:45 PM, April 2).
- The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Assam rose to 16 with three more — all of them from Goalpara — testing positive. Incidentally, all 16 people from Assam testing positive for COVID-19 had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz.
- One person each from Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, both attending the congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz, tested positive today.
- A resident doctor of the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of doctors testing positive in the national capital to 7.
- Healthcare workers in Indore who had gone to screen residents for coronavirus were attacked by people as they pelted stones at the health workers. The incident had taken place on Wednesday with a video of the incident now going viral on social media. Two women doctors were injured in the attack and had to be rescued by police.
- After a resident contracting COVID-19 passed away on Wednesday, a 54-year-old man – a sweeper — tested positive at Mumbai’s Dharavi slum on Thursday.
- Absconding Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad Kandhalwi, who is now in hiding after being booked by police, claimed in an audio clip that he is in Delhi and currently in self-isolation on the advice of doctors.
- PM Narendra Modi interacted with chief ministers and laid emphasis on ensuring minimum loss of life.