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Coronavirus Updates: May 19, 2020 | As it happened

The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 4.8 million, including more than 320,000 fatalities. More than 1,907,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this LIVE blog for latest on coronavirus

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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 4.8 million, including more than 320,000 fatalities. More than 1,907,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on coronavirus pandemic as it continues to pose a challenge for health workers and scientists who are in a race against time to produce a vaccine/medicine. IndiaTvNews.com brings you the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis that has resulted in job losses in millions and changing the way we work. Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Informed as our team of dedicated editors/reporters bring you the latest news on coronavirus:

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  • 11:34 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Goa: 8 new Corona positive cases reported

    8 new Corona positive cases have been reported in Goa today, taking the total number of cases 46.

  • 11:31 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Uttar Pradesh: 323 new positive cases reported

    323 new positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh, taking the total number of positive cases to 4926. The death toll stand at 135.

  • 8:42 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Tamil Nadu: 601 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported

    601 more COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 12,448, including 7,466 active cases and 84 deaths.

  • 8:40 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Gujarat: 395 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    395 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state stand at 12,141, including 5043 cured/discharged and 719 deaths.

  • 8:37 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Jammu and Kashmir: 28 more positive cases reported

    28 more positive cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir. 22 from the Kashmir division and 6 from the Jammu division were detected. Total positive cases in the union territory stand at 1317 including 653 active cases.

  • 8:35 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Assam: 13 new COVID-19 positive cases detected

    13 new COVID-19 positive cases detected from Sarusajai Quarantine Centre. Now the total patient count goes to 154.

  • 5:45 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Kerala: 12 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    12 new COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Kerala today. 4 of these have returned from abroad while 8 others have come from other states. Total positive cases stand at 642 which includes 142 active cases.

  • 5:38 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Karnataka: 149 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in last 24 hours

    149 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from 5 pm yesterday till 5 pm in Karnataka today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1395, including 811 active cases, 543 discharges and 41 deaths (1 due to 'non-covid' cause).

  • 5:20 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Chandigarh: 3 new positive cases reported

    3 new positive cases have been reported today in Chandigarh, taking the total positive cases in the union territory to 199 including 3 deaths.

  • 5:00 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Bihar: 53 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    53 more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Bihar, taking the total number of cases to 1,495.

  • 4:31 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    2,350 COVID-19 patients recovered in India in the last 24 hours

    During the last 24 hours, a total of 2,350 COVID-19 patients have been cured. Thus, so far, a total of 39,174 patients have been cured of COVID-19. This means a recovery rate of 38.73% amongst COVID-19 patients. The recovery rate is improving continuously.

  • 3:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Poland to resume some flights with restrictions

    Poland’s national carrier PLL LOT says it is extending its ban on international flights for two more weeks, until June 14, but is resuming some domestic flights June 1. The airline said on Twitter that the ”current pandemic situation and the continuing lockdown of borders in many countries” was behind the decision to ground international flights for 14 more days.

    Domestic daily flights will resume June 1 between cities with a “stable epidemiology situation,” and will link Warsaw with Gdansk, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Szczecin Rzeszow and Zielona Gora. There will also be a daily flight between Krakow and Gdansk.

    LOT says that for security reasons the passengers will be obliged to wear masks during the flight, the crew will be wearing masks and gloves, and snacks will be served in individual packages. The aircraft have been equipped with High Efficiency Particulate-Air filters and will be disinfected on a regular basis.

    In line with recommendations from international flight authorities, passengers will have their temperature taken upon entering terminals, will be obliged to keep social distancing in the terminal and during boarding, and to help that purpose shops and boutiques will remain closed. Online check-in is expected to be made obligatory.

  • 2:58 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Rajasthan

    128 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 and 1 death have been reported in Rajasthan till 2 pm. Total number of positive cases rise to 5757 including 139 deaths, 3232 recovered and 2386 active cases

  • 2:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates: Global overview

    • China pledges $2 billion in the fight against the virus
    • President Trump says he's been taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warnings against it
    • Cases in Brazil surge by 50% in one week
    • New Zealand reports no new cases for the second consecutive day
    • Cases in India pass the 100,000 mark
  • 2:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Karnataka

    127 COVID-19 cases reported today in Karnataka is the highest spike in cases in the state in a single day. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1373, including 802 active cases, 530 discharged & 41 deaths (1 due to 'non-covid' cause)

  • 2:00 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Super Cyclone AMPHAN is likely to make landfall between Digha and Hatiya Island: IMD

    Super Cyclone AMPHAN is likely to make landfall between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans with maximum sustained wind 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph during afternoon to evening of tomorrow.

  • 1:58 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Medical experts warn the virus may be a constant threat for some time

    US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom threatening to permanently withdraw funding if the body does not commit to “substantive improvements” within the next 30 days.

  • 12:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus: Latest updates on COVID-19 crisis around the world

    Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Tuesday.

    • One more death due to COVID-19 reported in Rajasthan.
    • US President Donald Trump says WHO should demonstrate 'independence' from China permanent or face the risk of the country permanently freezing its funding to the organisation.
    • Centre asks states to operate more special trains to transport migrant workers
    • Coronavirus may have silently existed in China as early as last October, study says.
    • COVID-19 cases in India climbs to one lakh from 100 in 64 days, official data says.
    • Coronavirus cases in Nepal rises to 375, health ministry says.
    • Over 600 people reach Manipur in special train from Vadodara.
    • Migration of labourers hits bakery units in Mumbai.
    • Man dies of COVID-19 in Kashmir.
    • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao hits out at the Central Government over the fiscal stimulus package, accusing it of treating states like "beggars" and imposing "laughable" conditions for increasing borrowing limits under the FRBM Act.
    • COVID-19 cases reach 1,01,139 with death toll touching 3,163.
    • India provides USD two million aid to UN agency working for Palestinian refugees.
    • US President Donald Trump says he is taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus.
    • China reports 23 fresh COVID-19 cases including one in Wuhan.
    • New York City could begin some re-opening only around "first half of June", says Mayor Bill de Blasio.
    • An influential US lawmaker has introduced a legislation in Congress to provide incentives to American companies to move back their manufacturing units from China.
  • 10:59 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from South America

    First coronavirus case reported in Ecuador's Amazon tribe. A 17-year-old pregnant girl

  • 10:00 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronvirus updates from Rajasthan

    122 new COVID19 positive cases, 1 death reported in the state; the total number of positive cases in the state is now 5629

  • 9:07 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus in India: Positive cases rise from 1 to over 1 lakh in 111 days

    India coronavirus cases have crossed 1,00,000-mark becoming the 11th country in the world having over lakh cases. According to the health ministry, there are now 1,01,139 positive cases including 3,163 deaths and 39,174 recovered. READ MORE 

  • 8:54 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Cyclone Amphan likely to weaken in next 6 hours: IMD

    Indian Meteorological Department said: "It's very likely to weaken into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during next 6 hrs. It's very likely to move north northeastwards across northwest Bay of Bengal and cross W Bengal–Bangladesh coasts b/w Digha and Hatiya Islands close to Sundarbans during afternoon/evening of 20 May: IMD
     
    "Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ over west-central and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 14 km/ph during past 6 hours & lay centred at 5:30 am today over west-central Bay of Bengal about 520 km nearly south of Paradip, Odisha," it added.
     
  • 8:22 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Cyclone Amphan is very likely to move north-northeastwards across northwest Bay of Bengal: IMD

    The Indian Meteorological Department said that Cyclone Amphan is very likely to move north-northeastwards across northwest Bay of Bengal and cross West Bengal–Bangladesh coasts between Dig and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans during afternoon/evening today as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm. 

  • 8:06 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

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  • 8:00 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates: Global overview

    • President Trump says he's been taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warnings against it
    • Cases in Brazil surge by 50% in one week
    • Restrictions ease in Italy
    • Testing expands in the UK
  • 7:59 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    China commits $2 billion to fight the pandemic

    In a virtual address on Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $2 billion to back the fight against the virus. He also expressed his support for an independent investigation into the pandemic by the WHO once the health emergency ends.

  • 6:58 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    More than 1,907,000 COVID-19 infected patients recovered so far: Summary

    Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of coronavirus news in India and across the world, with me, Sushmita Panda and my colleagues Himanshu Shekhar, Shashwat  Bhandari, Vani Mehrotra, Priya Jaiswal, Sidhant Mamtany and Sushmita Panda. You can get in touch with us directly on twitter ​​ @sushmitapanda@rashihardaha@himaanshus@ShashBhandari​ @vani_mehrotra​ @priyajais, and @SidMamtany for news, tips, photos, questions and comments.

    Here's a quick overview: 

    The total number of global cases has surpassed 4.8 million, including more than 320,000 fatalities. More than 1,907,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Deaths by country:

    United States- 91,981
    Italy- 32,007
    Spain- 27,709
    France- 28,239
    United Kingdom- 34,796
    Belgium - 9,080

    Coronavirus in India: Total COVID-19 positive cases cross 100,000-mark
    Coronavirus Death Toll in India: As of Thursday evening, the death toll stood at 3,156