Udayavni Special

11 Indians die of COVID-19 in US


Team Udayavani, Apr 9, 2020, 7:54 AM IST

Washington: At least 11 Indians have died of COVID-19 in the United States with another 16 testing positive for the infection which has claimed more than 14,000 lives and afflicted more than four lakh people in the US.

All Indian citizens who have succumbed to the deadly infection in the US are male, with ten of them from New York and New Jersey area. Four of the victims are said to be taxi drivers in New York City.

New York City has emerged as the US epicentre for COVID-19 spurt, accounting for more than 6,000 deaths and over 1,38,000 cases of infections. New Jersey accounts for 1,500 fatalities and nearly 48,000 infections.

One Indian national reportedly died in Florida because of coronavirus. Authorities are also ascertaining the nationality of some other Indian origin people in the States of California and Texas.

All 16 Indians, including four females, who have tested positive for coronavirus are in self-quarantine. Coming from diverse background, eight of them are from New York, three from New Jersey and rest from other states like Texas and California. They hail from Indian states like Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Indian Embassy and consulates across the United States are working closely with local authorities and Indian-American organizations to provide necessary assistance to Indian nationals and students affected with COVID-19.

Because of the strict travel restrictions and regulations to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, local city officials have been performing the last rites of the deceased and in many cases are not allowing even their immediate family members to attend their cremations, officials said.

Top News

12-yr-old boy from Vijayapura tests Covid+ve; day’s tally at 101

No summer vacation for colleges, universities in upcoming academic year

Lockdown is India’s ‘success’, Rahul making ‘wrong’ statements, says BJP

‘Wild Karnataka’: Prakash Raj, Rishabh Shetty to narrate documentary

Karnataka: Hotels and restaurants to open in few days

COVID-19: 3 Qatar returnees in DK, 3 Maha returnees in Udupi test positive; state toll rises to 2282

Cyclone Amphan a blessing in disguise for lockdown-hit jobless labourers in West Bengal

Related Articles More

Europe’s first ‘COVID-free’ country Montenegro to open borders, but not to Serbia

COVID-19: Singapore warns of worst economic contraction since independence

COVID-19: UK minister quits over Cummings lockdown trip

COVID-19: Risks complicate reopening as WHO warns 1st wave not over

Airbus technical experts from France reach Pakistan to assist in PIA crash probe

MUST WATCH

Tragedy and chaos: Former MIA director recalls Mangalore Air Crash

Lockdown relaxation: Long queues outside liquor stores in Mangaluru

Indian Coast Guard thank Covid-19 warriors

#WeFeed – Feeding stray animals during lockdown!

Mysuru-origin doctor honoured with parade for her service in treating COVID-19 patients in US

Latest Additions

12-yr-old boy from Vijayapura tests Covid+ve; day’s tally at 101

No summer vacation for colleges, universities in upcoming academic year

Top Army commanders to deliberate on situation in Eastern Ladakh

Woman constable commits suicide in Ludhiana

Europe’s first ‘COVID-free’ country Montenegro to open borders, but not to Serbia

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.