COVID-19: Maha’s Biggest 1-Day Spike, India’s Tally at 1,18,447

Maharashtra on Friday, 22 May recorded the highest spike of 2940 COVID-19 cases in a single day, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 44,582.

Delhi too reported 660 new COVID-19 positive cases and 14 deaths in last 24 hours, taking the tally to 12,319. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country now at 1,18,447, including 66,330 active cases and 3,583 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfar.

In the biggest one-day spike, 6,088 COVID-19 cases and 148 deaths were reported in last 24 hours.

  • Airports Authority of India on Thursday issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) for airports and passengers for recommencement of domestic flights
  • Within two hours of online booking opening, 1.49 lakh tickets booked on Thursday, for the first set of 73 special passenger trains that will be run from 1 June
  • Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases worldwide

135 New Cases in West Bengal

At least 135 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, six deaths and 28 discharged in West Bengal today. Total cases confirmed in the state is 3,322, including 1,249 discharged and 199 deaths.

ICC Issues New Guidelines to Resume Cricket Activity

ICC publishes guidelines for the safe resumption of cricket to assist its members in restarting cricket activity in their countries as government restrictions owing to COVID-19 start to relax.

363 New Cases in Gujarat

In last 24 hours, 363 new COVID 19 cases reported in Gujarat, taking the state's tally to 13,273 cases including 5880 cured/discharged and 802 deaths.

15 New Cases in Jharkhand

At least -15 new COVID19 cases reported in Jharkhand today, total number of cases in the state now stands at 323.

40 New Cases in J&K

At least 40 new COVID-19 cases - 33 from Kashmir division and 7 from Jammu division reported, taking the total number of positive cases in the union territory to 1489.

53 New Cases in Dharavi

At least 53 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi area today. Total positive cases in Dharavi increase to 1478 and 57 deaths.

Maharashtra Records Highest Ever Spike of 2,940 Cases

Maharashtra records highest spike of 2940 COVID-19 cases in a single day today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 44,582.

37 New Cases in Haryana

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Haryana now stands at 1,067, with 37 new cases reported today.

Uddhav Meets Indian Broadcasting Foundation Over Film, TV Shoots

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had a meeting with Indian Broadcasting Foundation where he told them that the state government is considering to start tv production following all precautions.

“Government will also look into the possibility if shooting can be started in Film City,” the Maharashtra CMO said.

Cases in Punjab Rise to 2029

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Punjab now stands at 2,029 including 143 active cases, 1847 recovered and 39 deaths.

2 New Cases in Goa

At least two people test positive for COVID-19 in Goa, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 54 including 38 active cases and 16 recovered.

5 New Cases in Noida

At least five new COVID-19 positive cases reported today, taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 307.

138 New Cases in Karnataka

At least 786 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Tamil Nadu today taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 14,753.

Cases in Assam Rise to 222

At least 6 persons from Tezpur quarantine centre found COVID-19 positive, taking total number of positive cases in Assam is now 222.

138 New Cases in Karnataka

At least 138 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases in the state to 1743 including 597 discharges.

118 New Cases in Bihar

At least 118 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Bihar taking the total to 2105.

5 New Cases in Uttarakhand

At least five new COVID-19 cases reported in the Uttarakhand till 3pm today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 151.

Delhi Health Minister Comments on Discrepancies in COVID Death Toll

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain commented on the reported discrepancies in the COVID-19 death toll.

“No death caused due to coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. Deaths of suspected cases are not covered in death toll of COVID-19” he said.

150 Fresh Cases, 77 Recovered in Rajasthan Today

A total of 150 COVID-19 positive cases, one death, 77 recovered and 72 discharged reported in Rajasthan today so far. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 6,377, including 152 deaths, 3,562 recovered and 3,187 discharged, the State Health Department said, reported ANI.

Manipur Records One New Case

One new COVID-19 positive case has been reported in Manipur today. Total number of positive cases stand at 26 which includes 24 active cases, the Health Department, Manipur stated.

'No Death Caused Due to Coronavirus in Delhi Is Missed in the Count': Health Min

“No death caused due to coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. Deaths of suspected cases are not covered in death toll of COVID-19,” said Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 deaths in the national capital, reports ANI.

No Scientific Data to Support Claim that COVID Spreads Through Burial of Dead Bodies: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed pleas by residents seeking cancellation of permission by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to bury bodies of COVID-19 victims at Bandra (West) Kabaristan. The residents had claimed that permitting the use of the burial ground in Bandra (West) to bury COVID-19 victims will lead to community spread.

The court observed that there was no scientific data to support the claim that COVID-19 can spread through dead bodies and that the BMC had all the authority to demarcate the cemetery.

Shops Reopen in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh Area After Almost 5 Months

Shops reopened in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area after relaxations in the fourth phase of coronavirusL lckdown. The shops in the area have opened after almost five months as they were also closed during Anti-CAA protests.

UK to Introduce Quarantine for International Arrivals: Min

“UK to introduce quarantine for international arrivals,” news agency AFP reported quoting a UK minister.

In Biggest One-Day Spike, Delhi Records 660 COVID-19 Cases

Delhi reports 660 new COVID-19 positive cases and 14 deaths in last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 12,319 and death toll is at 208. There are 6,214 active cases.

TN Allows Autos, Rickshaws From 7 am to 7 pm Except in Chennai, Containment Zones

Tamil Nadu government allows plying of autos and cycle rickshaws 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,” the State Government said, according to ANI.

Air India to Start Flight Bookings From 12:30 pm Today

Fadnavis Holds Protest Outside Mumbai Office, Demanding Package For Farmers, Workers

In Mumbai, former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and other party leaders stage a demonstration outside state BJP office, demanding the announcement of a Rs 50,000-crore package for farmers, labourers and workers of unorganised sector by state government.

62 Cases Reported in 24 Hrs in Andhra Pradesh

“In last 24 hours, 62 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total cases rise to 2,514 including 728 active cases,” said Arja Srikanth, State Nodal Officer, reports ANI.

2 More Test Positive in Jorhat Centre; Assam Tally at 214

“Two persons from Sivasagar in quarantine at our Jorhat centre are found COVID-19 positive. Total cases in the state stand at 214,” said Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, reports ANI.

Total 1,666 Cases in Maharashtra Police, Active Cases at 1,177

“The number of COVID-19 cases rises to 1,666 in Maharashtra Police. Number of active cases and deaths stands at 1,177 and 16, respectively in the force,” the Maharashtra Police said, reports ANI.

Lockdown 4.0: Heavy Traffic in Delhi's ITO Area

Heavy traffic congestion seen at ITO in Delhi amid the fourth phase of the lockdown.

54 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death Reported in Rajasthan

"Fifty-four new COVID-19 cases and one death reported in Rajasthan today, as of 9 am. Total number of cases in the state is now at 6,281, including, 2587 active cases and 152 deaths,” the state Health Department said, reported ANI.

86 New Cases Recorded in Odisha

“Eighty-six new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Odisha today. Total positive cases in the state stand at 1,189,” said Odisha Health Department, reports ANI.

Delhi HC Suspends Functioning of Subordinate, District Courts Till 31 May

In view of fourth phase of coronavirus lockdown, Delhi High Court further suspended the functioning of all subordinate courts and district court of Delhi till 31 May. Earlier, the concern committee to Delhi High court had suspended the functioning of all subordinate court till 23 May, reports ANI.

India's Tally Rises to 1,18,447, Death Toll at 3,583

Total number of COVID-19 cases in the country now at 1,18,447, including 66,330 active cases and 3,583 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Booking/Cancellation to Also Be Available at Post Offcies, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra Licensees

The Indian Railways said, “From today booking/cancellation of reserved tickets shall also be available at Post Offices, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra licensees and through authorized agents of IRCTC along with Passenger Reservation System counters of reservation centers and Common Service Centers.”

US Records 1,255 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours

“The United States added 1,255 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours,” reported news agency AFP quoting the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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