New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The nationwide tally of the confirmed cases of the dreadful coronavirus has increased 2.36 lakh-mark while the death toll has crossed 6,600-mark, as per the latest information available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Meanwhile, the recovery rate has improved 48.2 per cent as 1,14,073 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

As the country is preparing for the phase-wise upliftment of the coronavirus-inducted lockdown, the government has released standard operation procedures (SOPs) for malls, religious places, offices, etc. It has said that the aim of these SOPs is to instil appropriate behaviour among people to contain COVID-19 transmission chain while allowing resumption of social and economic activities.

Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus pandemic: 

17:42 pm: There are 3927 active COVID19 cases in Uttar Pradesh now and 5908 people have been cured/discharged. Death toll stands at 268: Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health), Amit Mohan Prasad

17:06 pm: 'All asymptomatic, mild COVID-19 patients need to be discharged from hospitals within 24 hours': Delhi govt

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16:05 pm: Assam reports 81 new COVID19 cases, taking the total to 2,324

15:36 pm: Centre has filed its detailed affidavit in Supreme Court regarding migrant labourers issue & stated that Centre with the support of NHAI, facilitated shifting of migrant workers, who were found walking on roads by providing them requisite transport to nearest railway stations

15:13 pm: 31 more positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported today in Uttarakhand today, taking total positive cases in the state to 1245. The death toll stands at 11: State Health Department

14:59 pm: 4,286 shramik special trains carrying over 58 lakh migrants to their destined places have been operated till now. The demand for these trains has decreased from 250 to about 137 per day. We operated 56 trains in the last 2 days: Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman Railway Board

14:35 pm: Bihar detects 147 more COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 4,745: State Health Department

14:23 pm: 'Will not be spared': Kejriwal alleges 'black marketing' of beds by private hospitals in Delhi

13:40 pm: The total number of COVID19 positive cases in the state rise to 393 including 199 active cases and 185 recovered. The death toll is at 5: Himachal Pradesh Health Department

13:09 pm: As per Union Health Ministry guidelines, asymptomatic and mild symptom cases don't need hospitalisation. Any mild or asymptomatic patient has to be discharged by the hospital within 24 hours of admission: Delhi Health Department

12:41 pm: Some hospitals are denying admission to COVID19 hospitals. I am warning those who think they will be able to do black-marketing of beds using the influence of their protectors from other parties, you will not be spared: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

12:39 pm: We launched a mobile App to stop the black marketing of beds. We thought of making the information about number of beds and ventilators in hospitals transparent. There was uproar over it as if we committed a crime: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

12:32 pm: Delhi Chief Minister addresses media

12:11 pm: Coronavirus News: India now sixth worst affected country with over 2.36 lakh COVID-19 cases and 6,642 deaths

11:56 am: Manipur reports 11 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of cases in the state to 143 including 91 active cases: State Government

11:22 am: In the last 24 hours, no police personnel tested positive for COVID19, however, 2 personnel succumbed to the infection. Total number of police personnel who have tested positive for the virus is at 2,561; death toll stands at 33: Maharashtra Police

10:50 am: 173 more COVID-19 cases reported in Odisha. Total number of cases in the state is now at 2,781, including 1167 active cases, 1604 recovered & 10 deaths (other reasons in 2 cases): State Health Department

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10:05 am: 5 COVID-19 positive cases found in the headquarters of Enforcement Directorate (ED) situated at Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, Delhi. The building was sanitized yesterday, it has been sealed till tomorrow, reports ANI.

9:44 am: Coronavirus pandemic has killed 922 people in the US in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll in the country to 1,09,042, reports AFP.

9:21 am: Record 9,887 new cases and 294 fatalities take India's toll past 2.36 lakh; death toll reaches 6,642

8:33 am: US recorded 922 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, says Johns Hopkins University

7:52 am: '15 days enough to transport them back home': SC directs states to register migrants, provide them jobs

7:52 am: Meanwhile, the recovery rate has improved 48.2 per cent as 1,09,462 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals: Health Ministry

7:51 am: There are 1,10,960 active coronavirus cases in India, says Health Ministry

7:51 am: The novel coronavirus has affected 2,26,770 people and claimed the lives of 6,348 in India so far.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma