One more #COVID19 positive case in Andhra Pradesh, taking total number of cases in state to 11. The latest person to have tested positive has history of travel to Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently admitted at Govt General Hospital in Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Health Department

5 more people tested positive for #COVID19 in Maharashtra today (3 from Sangli and 1 each from Kolhapur & Pune), taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 130: Maharashtra Health Department

5 more people tested positive for #COVID19 in Maharashtra today (3 from Sangli and 1 each from Kolhapur & Pune), taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 130: Maharashtra Health Department

A total of 35 private laboratories across the country have been given the green signal from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct #COVID19 tests.

Prime Minister's Office: PM Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation today with Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani, the Amir of Qatar. The two leaders discussed the ongoing developments related to the #COVID19 global pandemic and its social and economic impact.

5 more people tested positive for COVID-19 today in Rajasthan, taking the total positive cases in the state to 43: Rajasthan Health Department

Another COVID19 positive case reported just now; a patient from Rajouri district in Jammu. History of close contact with a (now deceased) positive case: Rohit Kansal, J&K Principal Secretary (Planning)

All 27 samples taken from Himachal Pardesh's Kangra Medical College have tested negative for COVID-19 today: Kangra Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said COVID19 has offered an opportunity to look at a new concept of globalization. One that also focuses on humanity, climate change, and terrorism other than economic & financial aspects: Sources 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the G20 leaders to come out with a plan putting the focus on human lives. He urged for a plan to reduce the hardships faced by economically weaker sections of society, strengthening WHO and mitigating economic hardships

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Mumbai, March 26: The global death toll due to coronavirus is more than 20,000 people, and with most of them in Europe, according to an AFP tally at 1700 GMT Wednesday using official figures. With 7,503 deaths, Italy is the most affected country ahead of Spain with 3,434 and China with 3,281, the country where the initial outbreak occurred. Talking about India, the number of infected people has shot up tremendously.

The number of coronavirus cases in India breached the 600-mark on Wednesday. The official numbers released by the Union Health Ministry said that a total of 553 active cases are reported, along with 42 others who have been discharged or cured. The remaining patients died during the treatment.

US Department of State said, "We stand united with India & echo Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to keep up our fighting spirits. The United States will work shoulder to shoulder with India to combat the #COVID19 outbreak. Together, we can safeguard our citizens and people everywhere."

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