The number of coronavirus cases in India jumped by 6,654 to 1,25,101 on Saturday, 23 May, in the biggest-ever spike in 24 hours, while the death toll rose by 137 to 3,720. According to Health Ministry data, there are now 69,597 active cases across the country, while 51,783 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.
Meanwhile, the United States recorded 1,260 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing its total to 95,921, news agency AFP reported on Saturday, citing the Johns hopkins University tally. The country has over 1.6 million coronavirus cases.
China, on the other hand, reported zero new coronavirus infections on Saturday for the first time since it started reporting data in January, the news agency said in another report.
Maharashtra on Friday recorded the highest spike of 2,940 COVID-19 cases in a single day, taking the total number of cases in the state to 44,582
Delhi reported 660 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths in 24 hours, taking the tally to 12,319
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
Fire Broke Out at COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi
A fire broke out at Cygnus Orthocare Hospital, a COVID-designated hospital, in the national capital on Saturday evening.
Eight coronavirus patients were evacuated from the hospital safely.
The fire broke out at the operation theater and recovery room of the hospital on the third floor, reports IANS.
No Air Travel Allowed Yet: Maharashtra Govt
“Maharashtra government has not amended its lockdown order dated 19 May. No air travel allowed yet in this order,” the state government said.
759 Positive Cases in TN; 5 Deaths Recorded Today
"Seven hundred and fifty-nine new COVID19 cases and five deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today; the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 15,512, of which 7,915 are active cases. Death toll now stands at 103,” the Tamil Nadu Health Department said.
Three hundred and sixty-three were also discharged today.
121 Active Cases in Himachal Pradesh
“A total of 185 people in the state have tested positive for COVID-19 till date, including 57 recovered cases and 3 deaths. There are 121 active cases in the state now,” sad Department of Health and Family Welfare, Himachal Pradesh, reports ANI.
Tamail Nadu Suffers Around Rs 35,000 Crore GST Revenue Loss
Tamil Nadu has suffered estimated Rs 35,000 crore GST revenue loss during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown,” chief minister EK Palaniswami, reports PTI.
93 Active Cases, 94 Recovered in ITBP
“No new case of COVID-19 reported in ITBP in the last 24 hours. Now, there are 93 active cases and 94 have recovered,” Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), reports ANI.
Over 2600 Trains Run Till Now, Says Railway in Press Conference
“More than 2600 special trains have run till date, more than 35 Lakh migrants have availed the benefits of these trains,” said Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
“80 percent of the train journeys have been undertaken by the migrant labourers of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar,” said Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav.
He added, “Around 2600 trains have been scheduled for next 10 days.”
21 New COVID-19 Cases in BSF in 24 Hrs
The Border Security Force has recorded 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. All of them are under treatment in designated COVID-19 healthcare hospitals.
The number of active cases in the force stand at 120, while 286 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, the BSF said, according to ANI.
3 Employees of Cadila Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Unit Die of COVID-19
Three employees of Cadila Pharmaceuticals' manufacturing unit in Dholka in Gujarat's Ahmedabad district have died of COVID-19, the company spokesperson was quoted by PTI as saying on Saturday.
Aviation Minister Hints At Resuming International Flights Before August
Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday, 23 May, that they will "try to start (a) good percentage of international passenger flights before August", days after he announced that domestic flight operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from 25 May.
"We will try to start (a) good percentage of international passenger flights before August... There's no contradiction between domestic flights beginning from 25 May and lockdown in India being imposed till 31 May," he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
591 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Delhi; Tally Rises to 12,910
As many as 591 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours, taking the tally in the national capital to 12,910, including 6,412 active cases.
However, no new deaths have been reported.
All Flights to Operate from Terminal 3 at Delhi Airport
With domestic flights set to resume from 25 May, the Delhi International Airport Limited on Saturday said all flights will be operating from Terminal 3 of the airport.
47 New COVID-19 Cases in Andhra Pradesh, Tally Rises to 2,561
As many as 47 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the tally in the state to 2,561, including 56 deaths.
80 New COVID-19 Cases in Odisha, Tally Rises to 1,269
As many as 80 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Odisha on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,269, including 826 active cases.
Incoming Flight Passengers from 6 States to Undergo Institutional Quarantine: Karnataka
With flight operations all set to resume on 25 May, the Karnataka police chief on Saturday said that incoming passengers from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh will have to undergo a 7-day institutional quarantine followed by a home quarantine.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir government has said all that all passengers coming to the Union territory by air or trains will be kept in institutional quarantine for 14 days and will be tested for COVID-19 using the RTPCR test.
If tested negative, they will be sent home, otherwise they will be sent to a hospital, the government said, reported ANI.
COVID-19: India’s Case Tally Rises to 1,25,101; Biggest 1-Day Jump
The number of coronavirus cases in India jumped by 6,654 to 1,25,101 on Saturday, in the biggest-ever spike in 24 hours, while the death toll rose by 137 to 3,720. According to Health Ministry data, there are now 69,597 active cases across the country, while 51,783 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.
COVID-19: US Reports 1,260 Deaths; No New Infections in China For 1st Time
The United States recorded 1,260 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing its total to 95,921, news agency AFP reported on Saturday, citing the Johns Hopkins University tally. The country has over 1.6 million coronavirus cases.
Meanwhile, China on Saturday reported zero new coronavirus infections for the first time since it started reporting data in January, the news agency said in another report.