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May 20, 2020 / 11:07 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Total number of cases in Mumbai near 24,000; death toll at 841

Live updates of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its socio-economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 1,06,750.

Today is the fifty-seventh day of India’s nationwide lockdown, meant to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown has been extended till May 31. Many restrictions have been eased, especially in non-containment zones, according to the new guidelines.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 1,06,750. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 3,303. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu,

Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.

Globally, there have been over 49.1 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 3.23 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Russia, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain are the most-affected countries. Catch the latest updates here:
  • May 20, 2020 / 10:48 PM IST
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  • May 20, 2020 / 10:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Air India Express IX 244, an evacuation flight from Doha (Qatar) with 184 Indians landed today at Hyderabad International Airport under the second phase of 

  • May 20, 2020 / 10:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Railways releases list of 200 trains to be run from June 1, bookings to begin from May 21

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  • May 20, 2020 / 09:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Pune LIVE updates: 14 deaths and 174 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours in Pune district. The death toll now rises to 235 while total positive cases stand at 4544.

  • May 20, 2020 / 09:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates: All Italian airports can reopen from June 3, news agency AFP has reported. 

  • May 20, 2020 / 09:17 PM IST
  • May 20, 2020 / 09:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates: 1,372 cases reported in Mumbai today and 41 deaths. This takes the total number of cases in the city to 23,935 and 841 deaths.

  • May 20, 2020 / 08:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Guajarat LIVE updates: 398 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state stand at 12,539, including 5219 cured/discharged and 749 deaths.

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  • May 20, 2020 / 08:31 PM IST

    Domestic flights to resume with one-third schedule; 'most airports' to open

    Flight operations will resume on May 25 with one-third the schedule, with most airports expected to be open for service, senior officials said.

    The government has decided on re-open the skies from May 25. Flights were suspended from March 25, when the first phase of the national lockdown was announced to limit the outbreak of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

    "If an airline had 21 flights between Delhi and Mumbai, according to the summer schedule, it will now be able to operate seven," said a senior official from the industry.

    But, even with one-third the schedule, it will be logistical challenge for airlines to resume operations within five days.

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  • May 20, 2020 / 07:57 PM IST

    7.9 infections per lakh population in India, recovery rate at 39.6%

    The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on May 20 said 7.9 people per lakh population have been infected by the deadly novel coronavirus – which is far lower than the global figures.

    Elaborating on this, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, said at a media briefing held in New Delhi: “If the total population of the world is taken into account, then 62 people per lakh population have been affected due to COVID-19. In India, 7.9 people per lakh population have got affected due to COVID.”

    The Health Ministry official also informed that India’s COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 39.62 percent, adding that 42,298 people have already recovered.

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