India coronavirus lockdown, day 4 live updates | Kerala records first death; 7 new cases in Maharashtra

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The coronavirus outbreak has infected some 5,80,000 people and killed over 26,000 around the world after emerging in China in December 2019.

COVID-19 has claimed 21 lives in India as of March 28, according to data from the Health Ministry and State governments. As many as 895 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus.

The outbreak has infected some 5,80,000 people and killed over 26,000 around the world after emerging in China in December 2019. IMF chief said that the world has entered a recession worse than the 2008 one, but projected a recovery next year.

In United States, the coronavirus infections climbed past 1,00,000, with more than 1,600 dead. Meanwhile in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first major world leader to test positive.

With seven more persons testing positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra, the total number of such cases in the state has gone up to 160, officials said.

Of these seven new COVID-19 patients, five are from Mumbai and two from Nagpur, Health Department officials said.

On Friday, 28 persons were found infected in different parts of the State, they said.

First COVID-19 death in Kerala

A 69-year-old man who was admitted to the COVID-19 care centre in Ernakulam died at 8 a.m. on March 28. He is Kerala’s first COVID-19 victim.

The man, who had returned from Dubai, was admitted to Ernakulam Medical College Hospital with pneumonia on March 22, said the authorities in a statement.

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