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May 06, 2020 / 10:58 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights | Rajasthan reports 159 fresh cases; Tripura tally rises to 64

Highlights of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its socio-economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 49,391.

The novel coronavirus pandemic has spread across 187 countries and territories. Today is the forty-third day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 17. Restrictions have been eased, especially in non-hotspot areas. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 49,391. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 1,694. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the

highest number of cases.

Globally, there have been over 36.7 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 2.57 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Spain, Italy, UK, France and Germany are the most-affected countries. Catch the latest updates here:
  • May 06, 2020 / 10:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE Updates | Eleven inmates and three staffers at Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad have tested positive for coronavirus in last one week. 

  • May 06, 2020 / 10:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Pune LIVE Updates | 99 more COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths reported in Pune in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the district is at 2300, including 665 discharged and 27 deaths.

  • May 06, 2020 / 10:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Telangana LIVE Updates | State Health Dept: 11 more COVID-19 cases reported in Telangana today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1,107, including 648 discharged/cured, 430 active cases, and 29 deaths. 

  • May 06, 2020 / 10:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE Updates | State Health Dept: 159 more COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 3,317, including 1,485 active cases and 93 deaths. 

  • May 06, 2020 / 09:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tripura LIVE Updates | CM Biplab Kumar Deb: 22 persons from 138th-Bn BSF Ambassa found COVID-19 positive today, including 18 male, 1 Female, 3 children. Total COVID19 positive cases in Tripura stands at 64 (2 already discharged, so active cases: 62). 

  • May 06, 2020 / 09:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | State Health Minister Rajesh Tope: Union Health Minister has approved Maharashtra Govt's proposal to use ICUs of Defence and Railways hospitals in Mumbai for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients But, he has also instructed that these ICU beds must be used as last available option. 

  • May 06, 2020 / 09:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | A look at all the COVID-19 'cures' suggested so far

    The global scientific and medical research community is still struggling to find a cure for COVID-19 that has already killed thousands of people across the world.

    Earlier this week, a laboratory run by the Israeli Defence service claimed they have isolated an antibody that could effectively treat COVID-19. It has, however not been tested outside of a petri dish and even human trials are months away.

    Read the full article here.

  • May 06, 2020 / 09:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | CRPF has constituted special cell to fight COVID-19 pandemic and ensure protection to its troops as coronavirus infection cases among various paramilitary forces rise to about 400. 

  • May 06, 2020 / 08:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | In this tweet from ANI: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issues 'guidance document on appropriate management of suspect/confirmed cases of COVID-19 for Railway Coaches - COVID Care Centers.

  • May 06, 2020 / 08:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE Updates | BMC: 769 fresh cases reported from the city today. 25 virus-related deaths have also been reported. The total number of cases in the city now stand at 10,527. The total number of deaths in the city stand at 412.