The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 1,147 with 72 more fatalities and the number of cases climbed to 35,043 in the country on Friday, the Union Health Ministry said.
Seventy-two deaths were reported since Thursday evening, out of which 27 fatalities were from Maharashtra, 17 from Gujarat, 11 from West Bengal, seven each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, and three from Delhi.
The novel coronavirus has infected more than 3.2 million people and killed at least 233,000 globally, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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8:44PM: With 267 new patients, number of coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad rises to 3,293, death toll at 165 with 16 deaths: health official.
8:27PM: With 326 new patients, number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat rises to 4,721, death toll reaches 236 with 22 more succumbing: health official.
6:51PM: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 25 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory to 639.
6:44PM: Tamil Nadu reported 203 fresh COVID-19 positive cases on Friday as the tally rose to 2,526, Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar said.
A 98-year-old man died due to coronavirus at a city hospital increasing the death toll to 28 in the state.
6:34PM: TN reports one death, toll now 28; total number of COVID19 cases crosses 200 on single day: Minister C Vijaya Baskar.
6:08PM: 17 more people test positive for coronavirus in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar, total cases rise to 155: Officials.
4:53PM: Orders for over 1 lakh oxygen cylinders placed; industrial oxygen being converted into medical oxygen: Centre.
4:31PM: About 19,398 ventilators available in India, orders placed for 60,884 more of which 59,884 will be made by domestic manufacturers: Centre.
4:29PM: Demand for PPE kits has been projected at 2.01 crore in India. We have placed orders for 2.22 crore kits out of which 1.42 crore kits are being procured in the domestic market. 1.87 lakh kits are being produced daily in the country: PD Vaghela, Chairman, Empowered Group-3.
4:27PM: State and district administration to ensure through focused efforts that 'Red' and 'Orange' zone districts, break the chain of transmission through effective and stringent containment measure: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secy, Health Ministry.
4:23PM: MHA has today allowed movement of stranded students, migrant workers, tourists, pilgrims, etc. via rail as well. States and Railway Board will make necessary arrangements: Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.
4:22PM: 8,888 COVID-19 patients, which is 25.37 per cent of total cases, have recovered so far: Union health ministry.
4:21PM: 1,993 new cases of COVID-19 reported in last 24 hours in country; total number of cases rise to 35,043: Union health ministry.
3:40PM: 5 ITBP personnel test positive for COVID-19, at least 90 troops quarantined: Officials.
3:30PM: The civic body in Mumbai has asked its staff above the age of 55 years to work from home or abstain from field duties, while those with comorbidities have been given leave for two weeks in view of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.
3:12PM: Singapore has extended the stay-home period of foreign workers, including Indians, in the construction sector by two weeks until May 18 as the COVID-19 infections among the community continue to rise, constituting majority of the 932 new infections reported in the country.
3:02PM: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions will be lifted in the state in a zone-wise manner and the rules will be relaxed cautiously.
1:51PM: Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has become the latest top politician to be tested positive for the coronavirus on a day when authorities announced a record 990 new COVID-19 cases in the country.
1:00 PM: Haryana's Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala and more than 100 journalists have tested negative for COVID-19, state's health minister Anil Vij said on Friday.
12:55 PM: After a 47-year-old COVID-19 patient passed away at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad on Friday the death toll due to coronavirus in the district has risen to eight.
12:25 PM: One patient, whose condition was serious, discharged from hospital after undergoing plasma therapy, says Kejriwal.
12:15 PM: We are getting good results of plasma therapy; it is on trial basis, says Arvind Kejriwal.
12:13 PM: We are conducting 2300 COVID-19 tests per 1 million people in Delhi, said CM Arvind Kejriwal.
12:03 PM: COVID-19 claims four more lives in Indore as district's toll now reachers 72.
11:54 AM: Rajasthan recorded three more coronavirus deaths on Friday, while 33 fresh cases of the virus were reported, an official said.
10:30 AM: Three more deaths have been reported in Pune district in the last 12 hours. Total deaths in the district stand at 95 now, said Pune Health Department.
10:23 AM: The Spanish government will set time slots for outdoor activities, in line with social-distancing regulations, to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus, Transport Minister Jose Luis Alabos said.
10:19 AM: China's asymptomatic coronavirus cases have increased to 981, including 631 in Hubei province and its capital Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly virus outbreak.
10:17 AM: The authorities of the Biju Patnaik International Airport here have framed a Standard
Operating Procedure (SOP) for its operation after the lockdown is lifted, officials said.
10:15 AM: 33 more COVID-19 cases were reported from Rajasthan on Friday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 2,617, said the state Health Department.