Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: With 660 new cases, COVID-19 tally in Delhi mounts to 12,319

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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:

15:40 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

2 persons from Silchar quarantine centre are found #COVID19 positive; one each from Cachar and Hailakandi. the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 216: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

15:31 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan takes charge as the chairman of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board

14:41 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Railway Reservation is open for public in all classes of 230 trains connecting various stations in the country. Bookings available online as well as through Railway reservation Counters. Since yesterday, more than 13 lakh passengers have booked the ticket: Ministry of Railways

14:30 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

A total of 150 #COVID19 positive cases, 1 death, 77 recovered and 72 discharged reported in Rajasthan today so far. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 6377, including 152 deaths, 3562 recovered and 3187 discharged: State Health Department

13:03 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

105 new #COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Karnataka from 5 pm yesterday till 12 noon today; taking the total number of positive cases to 1710. There are 1080 active cases: Health Department, Karnataka

12:40 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Delhi reports 660 new #COVID19 positive cases and 14 deaths in last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 12,319  and death toll is at 208. There are 6214 active cases.

12:30 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

16 new #COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Chhattisgarh today. Total active cases stand at 89: State Health Department.

12:06 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Tamil Nadu govt allows plying of autos and cycle rikshaws starting tomorrow from 7 am to 7 pm with only one person on board. The directive doesn’t apply to Chennai and containment zones. Vehicles to be sanitized thrice a day, masks compulsory: State Government

11:56 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Mumbai: Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis & other party leaders stage a demonstration outside state BJP office, demanding the announcement of a Rs 50,000-crore package for farmers, labourers & workers of unorganised sector by state govt.

11:43 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

In the last 24 hours, 62 #COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total cases rise to 2514 including 728 active cases: Arja Srikanth, State Nodal Officer

11:18 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Two persons from Sivasagar in quarantine at our Jorhat centre are found #COVID19 positive. Total cases in the state stand at 214: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

11:14 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

In the last 48 hours, 278 police personnel have tested positive for #COVID19. The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra Police is now 1,666 including 1,177 active cases, 473 recovered and 16 deaths: Maharashtra Police

11:09 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Number of #COVID19 cases rises to 1666 in Maharashtra Police. Number of active cases & deaths stands at 1177 & 16, respectively in the force: Maharashtra Police

09:10 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

30 new #COVID19 cases have been confirmed on Friday morning. Total cases stand at 487 with 3 deaths and 49 recoveries: Health Ministry, Nepal

09:09 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Spike of 6088 #COVID19 cases and 148 deaths in the last 24 hours.

09:06 IST Friday, 22 May 2020

Total number of #COVID19 cases in the country now at 118447, including 66330 active cases and 3583 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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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