New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have crossed the 5,000-mark and death toll has increased to 149, as per the data available on the website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Looking at the surging number of COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the country is facing a "social emergency" like situation as well as serious economic challenges due to the pandemic.

PM Modi also said the lockdown might not be lifted completely after April 14 and they were told by the prime minister that the pre-corona and post-corona life won't be the same.

Here are the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic:

17:11 pm: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to PM Narendra Modi to draw his attention to the plight of Indian migrants in UAE. CM Pinarayi Vijayan requested the Prime Minister that this matter may be taken up with the UAE Government: Chief Minister's Office Kerala

16:18 pm: 1,30,000 samples have been tested so far. Out of these 5,734 samples tested positive till date. Positivity rate ranges between 3-5% in the last 1-1.5 months. It has not increased substantially. Yesterday we tested 13,143 samples: Indian Council of Medical Research

16:17 pm: Railways have deployed more than 2,500 doctors&35,000 paramedics staff. Their chain of 586 health units,45 sub divisional hospitals,56 divisional hospitals,8 production unit hospitals&16 zonal hospitals are dedicating their significant facilities to fight #COVID19: Lav Aggarwal

16:15 pm: Supplies of PPEs, masks, and ventilators have now begun. 20 domestic manufacturers in India have been developed for PPEs, orders for 1.7 Crore PPEs have been placed and the supplies have begun. 49,000 ventilators have been ordered: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

16:15 pm: Under 'Adopt a Family' campaign in Karnal (Haryana), 13000 needy families are being given the help of Rs 64 Lakhs: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secy, Ministry of Health

16:08 pm: 473 people recovered & discharged from the hospital so far. Total 5734 confirmed cases reported in the country till date, 549 new cases in the last 24 hours. 166 deaths have been reported till dates, 17 deaths since yesterday: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secy, Ministry of Health

15:55 pm: Maharashtra Cabinet has approved a proposal for 30% salary cut for all state legislators for a year starting from this month (April).

15:14 pm: Six people including a doctor & his wife have been tested positive for COVID19 in Itarsi area of Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh. The patients are in quarantine while their contacts have been placed under home quarantine: Hoshangabad Chief Medical Health Officer Dr Sudhir Jaisani

14:44 pm: 'COVID-19 has altered India's growth outlook': RBI hopes monetary measures will spur eco activity once normalcy is restored

14:34 pm: Three more positive COVID19 cases have been detected in Jalandhar today: TP Singh, Nodal Officer, Jalandhar.

13:47 pm: Case registered against Bengali Market's Bengali Pastry Shop owner for violation of social distancing norms during the lockdown. Out of the 30 shop workers 28 have been sent to shelter homes, 2 quarantined: Delhi Police

13:03 pm: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) declares 381 areas as containment zones, to prevent COVID19 transmission. The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra is 1297

13:02 pm: Government of India launches a training module for management of COVID-19 named ‘Integrated Govt. Online training’ (iGOT) portal on DIKSHA platform HRD Ministry. It aims to enhance capacity building of front line workers to handle the pandemic efficiently: HRD Ministry

13:02 pm: 464 cases registered under section 188 of IPC against violators of coronavirus lockdown in Mumbai yesterday. 3,634 cases have been registered against violators since 20th March. 2,850 people have been arrested & released on bail till yesterday: Mumbai Police

12:44 pm: Odisha extends coronavirus lockdown till April 30, first state to do so

11:29 am: 162 new COVID19 positive cases reported in Maharashtra today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 1297: Maharashtra Health Department

11:02 am: 55 new positive cases of COVID19 reported in Gujarat including 50 cases in Ahmedabad, 2 in Surat, 1 case each in Dahod, Anand and Chotta Udepur each. The total number of positive cases in the state are 241, says Gujarat Health Department

10:45 am: Delhi: Sanitation workers of North Delhi Municipal Corporation wear personal protective gear for the collection of garbage from the houses of the quarantined in the Paharganj area, for prevention of COVID-19 transmission.

10:43 am: Till now, there are 669 COVID19 positive cases including 426 cases from Markaz, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain

10:33 am: 'Times like these bring friends closer': PM Modi after Trump thanks India for allowing export of hydroxychloroquine to US

10:01 am: Jharkhand: A 75-year-old COVID-19 patient from Bokaro passed away early morning today, says Deputy Commissioner Bokaro Mukesh Kumar

10:01 am: Total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state of Rajasthan stands at 413 today, of which 129 cases have been reported from Jaipur: Rajasthan Health Department

10:01 am: Punjab: A 59 COVID19 positive patient in Jalandhar passed away last night. He was on the ventilator for the last 2 days. District Administration working out modalities for cremation as per standard protocol: KBS Sidhu, Special Chief Secretary, Punjab Disaster Management (COVID19)

9:18 am: All arrangements have been made for safe and smooth procurement of wheat from April 15. To reduce rush for maintaining social distancing, the number of markets have been doubled. All markets will have hand sanitizers, masks and soaps: CMO Punjab

9:18 am: Delhi: A doctor, a member of nursing staff and a sanitation worker at Delhi State Cancer Institute test positive for COVID19, a total of 21 healthcare workers here have tested positive. The samples of 19 admitted patients also sent for testing. 45 hospital staff home quarantined

9:18 am: 19 new Coronavirus positive cases reported in Agra, taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 84, says Agra DM Prabhu N Singh

8:51 am: Increase of 540 new COVID19 cases and 17 deaths in last 24 hours; India's total number of coronavirus positive cases rise to 5,734 (including 5,095 active cases, 473 cured/discharged and 166 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

8:22 am: 'PM Modi terrific, we will remember it': Trump on India's decision to allow export of Hydroxychloroquine

8:21 am: Indian Army provides assistance in the form of distribution of pre-cooked food packets to representatives from affected areas, to be distributed amongst the needy in Ladakh

8:20 am: "One more COVID-19 positive case found in the state, total positive cases in the state are 11 including 9 discharged," says Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singhdeo

8:00 am: "Four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the state- 1 from a COVID19 infected family in Ranchi and the other 3 from an infected family in Bokaro; total positive cases in the state are 13," says Jharkhand Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni

7:44 am: "6 more persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Punjab's Mohali, taking the total number of cases to 36. We are tracing the contacts of the positive cases," says Deputy Commissioner Mohali Girsh Dayalan

7:22 am: Coronavirus Pandemic: US records nearly 2,000 deaths for second day in row, highest single-day count so far 

7:21 am: He also said that the country is facing a 'social emergency'. 

7:21 am: Amid the surging COVID-19 cases, PM Modi yesterday hinted that the lockdown might not be lifted completely after April 14.  

7:19 am: The novel coronavirus has affected 5,274 people and claimed the lives of 149 in India so far.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma