The death toll due to the COVID-19 rose to 779, while the number of cases rose to 24,530 cases in India on Friday, according to the Union health ministry. Meanwhile, over 25 lakh people have now been affected by COVID-19 across the globe as per the latest figures.
Neighbourhood and standalone shops were allowed to resume business from Saturday but those in markets will remain shut till May 3 for the national lockdown to contain the coronavirus. All shops may open in rural areas but malls will stay shut in all places, said the Home Ministry in an order late Friday night.
India recorded 1,429 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, dipped slightly from 1,684 from the day before. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country has climbed to 24,530. However, there was a sharp increase in COVID-19 fatalities. Coronavirus has claimed 57 lives in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in the country to 779. That was the highest single-day toll since the pandemic had emerged.
Maharashtra has witnessed a sharp decline in coronavirus cases after registering 778 new cases on Thursday. The COVID-19 count in the state stood at 6,817. Mumbai alone accounted for over 3,000 coronavirus cases, the worst affected city in the country. Maharashtra continues to report the highest number of deaths at 301 followed by Gujarat (127), Madhya Pradesh (92), and Delhi (53).
Over 5,000 people, 21% of all the positive cases, have recovered from the disease, according to the ministry of health and welfare. Maharashtra has the highest number of recovered patients at 840.
Delhi has maintained one of the best recovery rates in the country with 857 patients discharged from the hospital so far. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that plasma therapy showed positive results on four coronavirus patients in the capital.
Days after Goa and Manipur became India's first two states to have zero COVID-19 cases, Tripura Chief Minister announced that the state has become coronavirus- free.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 8:00 PM IST: Gujarat reports 256 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 3,071. Death toll rises to 133 with six fatalities.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 7:30 PM IST: At least 38 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in West Bengal, taking the total number of coronavirus patients in the state to 541.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 7:00 PM IST: A 57-year-old police constable who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 passed away in Mumbai today.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 6:30 PM IST: Amid the continuous rise in COVID-19 cases in Pune in Maharashtra, the silver lining is that the mortality rate from the infection in the state's second largest city was down from 9.18 percent on April 17 to 6.5 percent April 24, said officials.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 5:30 PM IST: Mumbai, Pune lockdown may be extended till 18 May: State health minister
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 4:30 PM IST: 10 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Punjab today. Total positive cases in the state stand at 308.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 4:00 PM IST: Till the date, 1945 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Madhya Pradesh and 99 people have lost their lives. Indore has recorded 1085 cases and 57 deaths while in Bhopal there are 388 cases and 9 deaths.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 3:00 PM IST: One death and 66 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases in the state is at 1,821.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 2:30 PM IST: Four people tested positive for coronavirus in Jharkhand today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 63.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 2:00 PM IST: 21 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Dharavi today; the total number of positive cases in Mumbai's slum cluster is now 241 including 14 deaths.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 1:00 PM IST: Total 96 Police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 till today in Maharashtra. Of these, 7 have recovered: Maharashtra Police
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 11:30 AM IST: 26 new cases have been confirmed for COVID-19 in Karnataka taking the total positive cases in the state to 500 which includes 18 deaths and 158 discharges.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 10:30 AM IST: 1778 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state, so far out of which 1,504 are active cases. 248 people have been cured/discharged. 26 deaths have been reported.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 9:30 AM IST: COVID-19 cases rise to 238 in Bihar, with 10 more people testing positive today. Out of the new cases, five have been reported in Kaimur, four in Buxar and one in Patna.