Live Updates: With 2,345 new cases, Maharashtra COVID-19 tally rises to 41,642
The coronavirus pandemic continues to trouble India as the number of confirmed cases are rapidly increasing. The number of COVID-19 cases in India is 1,12,359 while 3,435 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 epicentre 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 close to 40,000 positive cases of infection and 1,390 deaths till Wednesday.
The Union Home Ministry 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, 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 Thursday
12:25 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Maharashtra COVID-19 Update:
New cases – 2,345
Total cases – 41,642
New deaths – 64
Death toll – 1,454
Discharged patients – 11,726
Active cases – 28,454
19:35 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Tamil Nadu update:
776 cases today, total – 13,967
Active cases – 7588
19:34 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
New Cases Reported – 143
Total Active Cases – 992
New COVID-19 Deaths – 00
Total COVID-19 Deaths – 41
Total Positive Cases – 1605
Today’s Discharges – 15
Total Discharges – 571
15:52 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
571 new cases in last 24 hours, total 11,659
Highest-ever one-day spike in Delhi
18 deaths on last 24 hours, total 194
375 recovered today, total 5567 recovered
Currently active cases -5898
Cumulative tests done till date – 154,385
13:20 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
One person died of coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh while 45 fresh cases were confirmed, taking the total number of infections in the state to 2,605, a bulletin from the government said on Thursday.
12:30 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Odisha reported its seventh COVID-19 fatality on Thursday, while 51 new coronavirus case were detected, taking the total number of such cases to 1,103, official sources said.
11:45 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Agra COVID-19 tally touched 831 as eight new cases were reported on Thursday. The recovery rate improves, with 660 patients discharged so far.
11:00 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Rajasthan: 83 more COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths reported as of 9 am today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 6098, including 2527 active cases & 150 deaths: State Health Department
10:10 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Gautam Buddha Nagar DM releases list of 63 containment zones. The Containment Zone is divided into two categories `First and Second` in the list issued. Accordingly, there are 37 Containment Zones in the first category and 26 in the second category. In the first category, the area of contaiment would be 250 meters, and the second category would be an area of 500 meters.
09:15 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
The number of COVID-19 cases in India is 1,12,359 while 3,435 people have died. 45,300 people have recovered, taking the recovery rate to 40.31%
07:30 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
95 new coronavirus positive cases reported in Barabanki taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 124 including 122 active cases and 2 cured/discharged: District Magistrate Barabanki
07:10 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Delhi: Police are checking the temperature using a thermometer gun, of people who have arrived to make purchases at Okhla vegetable market amid the coronavirus pandemic.
— ANI (@ANI) May 21, 2020
07:00 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Delhi: People arrive at wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Ghazipur, to make purchases amid the coronavirus pandemic.