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Coronavirus Updates: May 24, 2020 | As it happened

The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 5.4 million, including more than 343,000 fatalities. More than 2,247,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this LIVE blog for latest on coronavirus and its global economic fallout.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 24, 2020 23:20 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 5.4 million, including more than 343,000 fatalities. More than 2,247,000 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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  • 10:32 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Noida: 7 employees of private company in Sector-16 test positive for Covid-19

    At least 7 employees of a private company located in Noida Sector-16 A tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the coronavirus tally of district to 345. 

  • 9:58 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    All 13 districts of Uttarakhand designated as Orange Zone

    All 13 districts of Uttarakhand are now designated as Orange Zone.

  • 9:56 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Gujarat: 394 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    In the last 24 hours, 394 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Gujarat, taking the total number of cases to 14,063 including 6412 cured/discharged and 858 deaths.

  • 9:49 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Madhya Pradesh: 294 new positive cases, 9 deaths reported

    294 new positive cases and 9 deaths reported today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 6,665, of which 3408 patients have been cured and discharged. The death toll stands at 290.

  • 9:48 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Rajasthan: 286 new COVID-19 positive cases, 3 deaths reported

    A total of 286 COVID-19 positive cases and 3 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 7,028, including 163 deaths, 3,848 recovered cases and 3,017 active cases.

  • 9:29 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Haryana: 53 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Haryana is now 1184 with 53 new positive cases reported today. The death toll stands at 16.

  • 9:24 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Tihar Jail staff test positive for COVID-19

    A staff of Tihar Jail has tested positive for COVID-19 today.

  • 9:08 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Telangana: 41 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    41 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Telangana today, taking the total number of positive cases to 1854. The death toll rises to 53 after 4 deaths were reported today. Active cases stand at 709.

  • 9:06 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Mumbai: 1,725 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    1,725 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 30,359. The death toll rises to 988 after 39 deaths were reported today.

  • 8:15 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Punjab: 15 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    15 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Punjab today; taking the total number of cases to 2060. There are 122 active cases in the state now. 

  • 8:14 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Mumbai: 27 new COVID-19 positive cases, 2 death reported

    27 new COVID-19 positive cases and 2 death reported in Mumbai's Dharavi area today. Total positive cases in Dharavi increase to 1,541.

  • 8:13 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Uttarakhand: 19 new COVID19 cases reported

    19 new COVID19 cases have been reported in Uttarakhand till 7:30 PM today; taking the total number of cases to 317.

  • 8:10 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Jharkhand: 10 new COVID-19 cases reported

    10 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Jharkhand. 4 from Hazaribagh, 3 from Garhwa, 2 from Koderma, and 1 from Bundu. The total number of cases rise to 363.

  • 6:24 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Karnataka: 130 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported

    130 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Karnataka from 5 pm yesterday till 5 pm today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 2089, including 1391 active cases and 654 discharges.

  • 6:23 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Chennai: 587 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    587 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Chennai today, taking the total number of cases to 10,576.

  • 6:23 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Tamil Nadu: 765 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths reported

    765 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today; the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 16,277, of which 7,839 are active cases. The death toll now stands at 111.

  • 5:55 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Assam: 2 new COVID-19 positive cases confirmed

    2 new COVID-19 positive cases confirmed today. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 352, of which 288 are active cases. The death toll stands at 4.

  • 5:54 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Chandigarh: 238 total COVID-19 cases, death toll stands at 3

    The total number of positive cases in Chandigarh is now 238 including 186 discharged cases. The death toll stands at 3.

  • 5:35 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Kerala: 53 new cases of COVID-19 reported

    The number of active cases of COVID-19 rises to 322 in Kerala, with 53 more people testing positive today.

  • 4:38 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan holds video conference over COVID-19 situation in country

    Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan is holding video conferences over the COVID-19 situation in the country.

    • Lockdown was imposed in India at the right time. Other developed countries wasted many days to take this decision. In some countries when the situation went out of control they took the decision of lockdown & in most places it was partial lockdown.

    • If doubling rate in India before lockdown was between 3.4 days, today the doubling rate is more than 13-days. Lockdown and all its guidelines have acted as potent social vaccine."

  • 4:01 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Kerala: 53-year-old woman dies due to coronavirus in Wayanad

    A 53-year-old woman from Kalpetta in Wayanad, Kerala who had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at Kozhikode Medical College passed away today. She was suffering from cancer and had returned from abroad on May 20.

  • 3:59 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Madhya Pradesh: Passengers coming by flights to be scanned for COVID-19 on their arrival

    All passengers coming by flights will be scanned for COVID-19 on their arrival at the airport in Madhya Pradesh. If anyone is found symptomatic, they will be sent to quarantine & their samples will be collected for testing.

  • 3:58 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Uttarakhand: 53 new COVID-19 positive cases reported

    53 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Uttarakhand today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 298.

  • 3:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Uttar Pradesh

    The number of active cases of COVID-19 has reached  2493 in Uttar Pradesh. 3433 people have recovered from the disease while 155 deaths have been reported till date

  • 3:07 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Rajasthan

    52 new COVID19 positive cases reported today; the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 6794

  • 2:32 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Singapore

    Singapore on Sunday reported 548 new coronavirus cases, majority of them foreign workers living in dormitories, taking the total number of infections in the country to 31,616,

  • 2:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    How people are finding positivity and connection through the pandemic

    • Marine animals take advantage of quiet oceans
    • More people discover their green thumbs
    • Woman reunites with her puppy after three months
    • Nurse beats COVID-19 and returns to work
  • 1:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Weather updates: Delhi

    The maximum temperature in Delhi expected to touch 46 degrees Celcius on 26th May with heatwave to severe heatwave conditions. 

     

  • 1:50 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Delhi

    With 508 new cases, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi is now 13,418 (till midnight of 23rd May), total death toll 261

  • 1:50 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Andhra Pradesh

    66 new COVID-19 cases reported in the state in the last 24 hours; the total number of cases in the state is now 2627

  • 12:44 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Assam

    4 new COVID-19 positive cases confirmed- 2 from Chirang, at Tezpur quarantine centre; 2 from Jorhat with travel history to Chennai. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 350

  • 12:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Manipur

    3 new COVID19 positive cases reported today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 32

     

  • 11:55 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Odisha

    The total number of COVID19 positive cases in Odisha now stands at 1336, with 67 new positive cases reported yesterday

  • 11:05 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Goa

    After eleven people who travelled to Goa in the Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express train tested coronavirus positive on Sunday, the total number of cases in Goa rose to 66.

  • 10:54 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Japan prepares to lift emergency measures as cases continue to drop

    Tokyo and four other prefectures in the country will see the state of emergency lifted from Monday. New cases of the virus in Japan have fallen below 50 a day, a 95% decline from the April peak.

  • 10:49 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Himachal Pradesh

    After six new cases were reported on Sunday, the total number of coronavirus cases rose to 192. Three of the fresh cases were reported from Una and one each from Kangra, Hamirpur and Solan districts. 

     

  • 10:36 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Rajasthan

    52 new COVID19 positive cases reported today; the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 6794

  • 10:01 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates: Global Overview

    • Muslims around the world celebrate Eid a bit differently this year
    • Young people in developing countries dying at higher rates than in wealthier countries
    • New York state reports under 100 daily deaths for first time since March
    • Spanish PM says foreign tourism to Spain can resume in July
    • China reports zero new cases for first time since start of pandemic
    • Boris Johnson's top aide broke the government's lockdown rules

     

  • 8:02 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Watch yoga guru Swami Ramdev's lessons to perform panchkarma at home to relieve stress

    Watch yoga guru Swami Ramdev's lessons to boost immunity, maintain healthy body LIVE every day at 7:58 am and repeat 5 pm only on India TV. Watch today's show on how to perform panchkarma at home to relieve stress | 

  • 7:55 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    COVID-19: The New York Times prints names of lives lost to COVID-19 on front page

    The newspaper printed 1,000 names on its Sunday May 24 front page, noting the list represents just 1% of the total loss of lives in the U.S. The front page also says, "They were not simply names on a list. They were us."

  • 6:50 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    More than 2,247,000 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 Rashi Hardaha. You can get in touch with us directly on twitter ​​@sushmitapanda@himaanshus@ShashBhandari​ @vani_mehrotra​ @priyajais@SidMamtany, and  @rashihardaha for news, tips, photos, questions and comments.

    Here's a quick overview: 

    The total number of global cases has surpassed 5.4 million, including more than 343,000 fatalities. More than 2,247,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Deaths by country:

    United States- 98,683
    Italy- 32,735
    Spain- 28,678
    France- 28,332
    United Kingdom- 36,675
    Belgium - 9,237

    Coronavirus in India: Total COVID-19 positive cases cross 131,000-mark
    Coronavirus Death Toll in India: As of Friday evening, the death toll stood at 3,868

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