New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The number of confirmed cases of the highly contagious coronavirus in India has increased to 2.46 lakh while the death toll has crossed the 6,900-mark. According to the latest information available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 1.20 lakh active coronavirus cases in India while 1.19 lakh people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

Meanwhile, a data by states and union territories (UTs) suggests that the total number of confirmed cases across the four main metropolitan regions of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai has risen to close to 1.14 lakh -- accounting for nearly 48 per cent of the nationwide tally. Their collective count of fatalities has also neared 3,150, which is more than 46 per cent of the nationwide death count.

Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus pandemic: 

17:37 pm: 239 new COVID19 cases reported in Karnataka in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state is now 5,452: State Health Department

17:14 pm: Is Unlock 1.0 coming at the right time? Here's what India's comparison with other COVID-hit countries suggests

16:39 pm: Some people welcomed our today's virtual rally by clanging 'thalis'. I am glad they finally heard PM Modi's appeal to show gratitude towards those fighting COVID19, says Amit Shah

16:28 pm: I want to salute the crores of coronawarriors who are fighting against the virus by risking their lives. Health workers, police personnel and others, I want to acknowledge their contribution, says Amit Shah

16:23 pm: I salute all corona warriors: Amit Shah

16:03 pm: As India enters Unlock 1.0, know what will open and what remain closed across country from June 8

15:24 pm: Religious leaders have sought more time for preparations to reopen religious places so we have decided not to reopen religious places in Bhopal from tomorrow. They will be reopened next week after reviewing the preparedness, says Bhopal District Collector Tarun Pithode

15:00 pm: 92 new COVID19 positive cases reported in Assam today. Total cases in the state now stand at 2,565 including 588 recovered, 1,970 active cases and 4 deaths, says State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

14:44 pm: Uttarakhand reports 38 new cases of COVID-19; the total number of cases stands at 1341: State Health Department

14:36 pm: 'Delhi to reopen borders from tomorrow; religious places, malls to reopen after 75 days': Arvind Kejriwal

14:24 pm: Sonu Sood is a good actor. There is a different director for movies, the work he has done is good but there is a possibility that there is a political director behind it, says Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut

14:07 pm: In the last 24 hours, 130 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total cases in the state rise to 3,718 including 1,290 active cases, 2,353 discharged and 75 deaths: State Health Department

13:43 pm: Delhi govt hospitals to be reserved only for Delhiites, says Kejriwal amid rise in coronavirus cases

12:30 pm: As a precautionary measure, the elderly people should have minimum interaction with their family members and others, especially children, as senior citizens are most vulnerable to COVID-19. Try and remain in a single room of your house: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:13 pm: By the end of the month of June, Delhi would need 15,000 beds: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

12:13 pm: We are opening Delhi borders from tomorrow: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

12:12 pm: Hotels and banquet halls to remain closed in Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

12:12 pm: All restaurants, malls and places of worship to open in the national capital from tomorrow: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:00 pm: 

11:44 am: A senior officer of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority has tested positive for COVID-19, reports ANI.

11:30 am: In the last 24 hours, one police personnel tested positive for COVID-19. Total number of positive cases in Maharashtra Police rises to 2,562, death toll at 33: Maharashtra Police

11:11 am: Total 46,66,386 samples have been tested till now, of which 1,42,069 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours, says Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

11:03 am: Rajasthan reports 48 new COVID-19 positive cases and 3 deaths, taking the total number of cases in the state to 10,385 and death toll to 234. Number of active cases stands at 2,545: Rajasthan Health department

10:37 am: 

10:20 am: According to Health Ministry, there are 1,20,406 active coronavirus cases in India.

9:59 am: Meanwhile, the recovery rate has improved to 48.36 per cent as 1,19,293 have been cured and discharged from hospitals. 

9:30 am: The number of coronavirus cases has increased to 2,46,628 while the death toll has surged to 6,929: Health Ministry

9:15 am: Doctors who're serving Delhi people tirelessly from last 2 months in this pandemic crisis, risking their lives feel insulted by way they're being treated.They're being penalised and government instead of praising their efforts is issuing new Dictates (FARMAN) daily: Delhi Medical Association

8:58 am: Delhi Medical Association strongly condemns the way Delhi CM is warning the doctors and threatening hospitals about COVID19 patients' admissions and tests. FIR on Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is highly condemnable and demoralising for the whole medical fraternity, says Delhi Medical Association

8:36 am: A study has found that the total number of confirmed cases across the four main metropolitan regions of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai has risen to close to 1.14 lakh -- accounting for nearly 48 per cent of the nationwide tally. 

8:24 am: UK halts trial of hydroxychloroquine as 'useless' for COVID-19 patients, reports Reuters.

7:53 am: Delhi: Police personnel check vehicles at Ghazipur-Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) border.

7:26 am: Delhi health infrastructure should be used for its residents only, suggests Doctors’ panel formed by AAP

7:25 am: Meanwhile, 1,14,073 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals. 

7:25 am: According to Health Ministry, there are 1,15,942 active coronavirus cases in India.

7:24 am: The deadly coronavirus has affected 2,36,657 and claimed the lives of 6,642 in India so far.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma