Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: With 11 new fatalities, COVID-19 death toll in Uttar Pradesh reaches 138

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to trouble India as the number of confirmed cases is rapidly increasing. The number of COVID-19 cases in India is 1,18,226 while 3,584 people have succumbed to the disease, the figures released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show.

The government on Wednesday said the number of deaths reported per lakh population in India due to coronavirus is just 0.2 as against the global average of 4.2 people per lakh population. 

Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread where the number of cases has witnessed an even large spike recently. According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases with more than 41,640 positive cases of infection and 1,454 deaths until Friday.

The Union Home Ministry had on Wednesday dropped domestic air travel from the list of prohibited activities during the ongoing lockdown over COVID-19, as the government announced the resumption of services from May 25.

On the other hand, the Indian Railways has stated that it will run 200 non-AC passenger trains from June 1. These new trains will be plying in addition to the ‘Shramik Special’ trains and air-conditioned special trains which are carrying passengers from Delhi to 15 major cities.

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus in India on Friday:

08:14 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

The amount given to the family of a police official who dies of #COVID19 has been increased from Rs 7 lakhs to Rs 10 lakh: Delhi Police

08:13 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

It has been decided that the amount given to Police personnel who get infected with #COVID19 while on duty has been reduced to Rs 10,000 from Rs 1 lakh. This decision has been taken as Delhi Police bears hospital and other expenses: Delhi Police

07:20 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Vande Bharat Mission 2: Air India flight 1190 took off from Vancouver International Airport yesterday with over 200 Indians on board.

Air India flight 1190 took off from Vancouver International Airport yesterday with over 200 Indians on board. This is the first #VandeBharatMission repatriation flight from Canada and the first Air India flight to operate from Vancouver.

Air India flight 1190 took off from Vancouver International Airport yesterday with over 200 Indians on board. This is the first #VandeBharatMission repatriation flight from Canada and the first Air India flight to operate from Vancouver. pic.twitter.com/qVgDyuj21J

— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2020

07:15 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Jharkhand: 5 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Jharkhand’s Bokaro, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 308: State Health Secretary, Nitin Madan Kulkarni

07:10 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Punjab: Two-month-old boy dies due to COVID-19 in Punjab, toll rises to 39 in the state. (PTI input)

06:30 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Uttar Pradesh: 11 more coronavirus deaths reported in the state; toll mounts to 138.

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