Coronavirus Live Tracker: India records highest ever spike of 6,977 COVID-19 cases, 154 deaths in 24 hoursby BusinessToday.In
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker India: Total number of cases in the country now at 1,38,845, including 77,103 active cases, 57,720 cured/discharged and 4,021 deaths
Coronavirus India Live Updates: India has recorded the highest ever spike of 6,977 COVID-19 cases and 154 deaths in India in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country now at 1,38,845, including 77,103 active cases, 57,720 cured/discharged and 4,021 deaths, says the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's latest data. Meanwhile, Indian skies opened up for domestic passenger services today after a gap of two months, with Delhi-Pune and Mumbai-Patna flights being among the first to take off. The operator of the Mumbai international airport said on Sunday it would resume commercial passenger services on domestic routes from May 25. A long queue of passengers could also be seen at the Delhi airport's Terminal-3 as the airport resumes flight operations from today.
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10.00 AM: US tally reaches 1.6 million
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 1,622,114 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 26,229 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,047 to 97,049. The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on May 23, compared with its count a day earlier. The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
9.55 AM: Bihar records 180 new COVID-19 cases
Bihar has reported 180 new cases of COVID-19 from 15 districts, pushing the tally to 2,574 in the state, the health department said. Of the fresh cases, Nawada and East Champaran accounted for 11 each and the state capital Patna recorded four new infections, it said. The health department, in a tweet late on Sunday evening, said,"63 more COVID-19 +ve cases in Bihar taking the total to 2,574... We are ascertaining their trail of infection".
9.53 AM: India surpasses Iran
India on Monday entered to the top 10 worst-affected countries' list in terms of coronavirus cases after surpassing Iran. India's total coronavirus cases have jumped to 1,38,845, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In the last 24 hours, the country reported 3,543 new active cases and 154 new deaths. Iran's coronavirus cases tally stands at 135,701, according to the US' John Hopkins University.
9.43 PM: Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan
The COVID-19 death toll in Rajasthan rises to 163 with 3 more fatalities. The total cases 7,028 after 286 more people test positive, including 3,017 active cases.
9.41 AM: Coronavirus cases in MP
The COVID-19 toll in Madhya Pradesh rises to 290 with 9 more deaths, including 3 each in Indore and Bhopal; the tally 6,665 with 294 new cases; active cases 2,967.
9.30 AM: India records 6,977 cases
India registers biggest single day spike of 6,977 cases, total tally rises to 1,38,845; death toll climbs to 4,021: Union health ministry
9.15 AM: Thermal screening at Bengaluru Airport
Thermal screening of passengers being done before their entry into airport terminal building at Kempegowda International airport as domestic flight operations resume today.
9.13 AM: The first flight from Delhi's IGI airport since resumption of domestic flight operations, lands at Pune. A passenger who has arrived in the city by the flight says,"I was nervous before the flight but all passengers were taking precautions. Very few people travelling right now".
9.12 AM: Visuals from Chennai airport
Passengers at Chennai international airport observe social distancing. The number of incoming passenger commercial flights to Chennai are restricted to 25 per day.
9.10 AM: Visuals from the Mumbai airport
Passengers arrive at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport as domestic flight operations resume. Maharashtra government has allowed 25 takeoffs and 25 landings every day from Mumbai.
9.05 AM: Indore reports 56 more cases
56 more COVID-19 cases reported in Indore yesterday. Total number of cases in the district is now at 3,064, including 116 deaths, says the District Health Department.
9.01 AM: Bengaluru airport introduces contactless journey
The Bengaluru airport management is introducing a unique feature of parking-to-boarding contactless journey for the passengers as the domestic flight resumes from Monday. In order to contain coronavirus transmission among passengers and staff, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) introduced the new feature of contactless journey right from pre-entry check to security check and boarding.
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8.50 AM: Lucknow Airport opens for flights
Passengers arrive at Lucknow Airport to board their respective flights, as domestic flight operations have resumed from today.
8.48 AM: Food & beverage shops have opened at IGI
Food & beverage (F&B) and retail outlets open at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Terminal-3 as domestic flight operations have resumed from today.
8.47 AM: Jama Masjid to remain closed for devotees today on Eid-Al-Fitr amid the 4th phase of coronavirus lockdown.
8.46 AM: Flight attendants arrive at IGI
Flight attendants arrive at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Terminal-3 as domestic flight operations have resumed from today. Amandeep Kaur, a flight attendant says, "We are a little worried but work comes first. We will get PPE kits from the airline".
8.45 AM: MoCA negotiations with states conclude
- Maharashtra wants to start with lesser flights. The MoCA wanted 33 departures and landings but the state agreed at 25 each.
- West Bengal's request granted. Domestic operations to begin on May 28 in Kolkata.
- Tamil Nadu will start with lesser flights like Maharashtra.
- Airlines in touch with passengers (after meeting with MoCA) and they will be refunded for cancellations or they can reschedule.