New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the surging number of coronavirus cases in India, the Centre has said that the the mortality rate in the country has remained less than half of the global average of 6.65 per cent while adding that the timely case identification and proper clinical management have helped India keep its mortality rate lower. The government also said that more than 3,000 people have been cured in the last 24 hours itself and the overall recovery rate is improving continuously and has crossed 40 per cent now.

As per the latest data available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website, the coronavirus has infected 1,18,447 people and claimed the lives of 3,583 while 48,534 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus pandemic in India:

17:16 pm: Number of active cases of COVID19 has reached 2243 in Uttar Pradesh, with 263 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours. 3,238 people have recovered from the disease while 138 others lost their lives: Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad

16:27 pm: Today has been the 4th day when more than 1 lakh tests have been done in one day: Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar, ICMR

16:12 pm: Health Ministry briefs media over COVID-19 outbreak

15:28 pm: 2 persons from Silchar quarantine centre are found COVID-19 positive; one each from Cachar and Hailakandi. the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 216: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

15:04 pm: A total of 150 COVID-19 positive cases, 1 death, 77 recovered and 72 discharged reported in Rajasthan today so far. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 6,377, including 152 deaths, 3,562 recovered and 3,187 discharged: State Health Department

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14:07 pm: One new COVID-19 positive case has been reported in Manipur today. Total number of positive cases stand at 26 which includes 24 active cases: Manipur Health Department

13:46 pm: We have started bookings for domestic flights: Air India

13:22 pm: 105 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Karnataka from 5 pm yesterday till 12 noon today; taking the total number of positive cases to 1710. There are 1080 active cases: Karnataka Health Department

12:37 pm: Tamil Nadu govt allows plying of autos and cycle rikshaws starting tomorrow from 7 am to 7 pm with only one person on board. The directive doesn't apply to Chennai and containment zones. Vehicles to be sanitized thrice a day, masks compulsory: State Government

12:03 pm: RBI extends moratorium on term loans by 3 more months, cuts repo rate from 4.4% to 4%

11:48 am: In last 24 hours, 62 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total cases rise to 2514 including 728 active cases: Arja Srikanth, State Nodal Officer

11:19 am: In the last 48 hours, 278 police personnel have tested positive for COVID19. The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra Police is now 1,666 including 1,177 active cases, 473 recovered and 16 deaths: Maharashtra Police

10:57 am: It has been decided to relax rules governing withdrawal from Consolidated Sinking Fund (CSF) while at the same time, ensuring depletion of fund balance is done prudently. It will enable states to meet about 45% of redemption of their market borrowings which are due in 2020-21: RBI Governor

10:30 am: Measures announced today can be divided into 4 categories: to improve functioning of markets, to support exports and imports, to ease financial stress by giving relief on debt servicing and better access to working capital and to ease financial constraints faced by state govts: RBI Governor

10:23 am: The GDP growth in 2020-21 is expected to remain in the negative category with some pick up in second half: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

10:18 am: India's foreign exchange reserves have increased by 9.2 billion during 2020-21 from 1st April onwards. So far, up to 15th May, foreign exchange reserves stand at 487 billion US dollars: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das

10:18 am: Amidst this encircling gloom agriculture and allied activities have, however, provided a beacon of hope on the back of an increase of 3.7% in food grain production to a new record: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

10:18 am: Industrial production shrank by close to 17% in March with manufacturing activity down by 21%. Output of core industries contracted by 6.5%: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das

10:08 am: The repo rate cut by 40 basis points from 4.4 % to 4%. Reverse repo rate stands reduced to 3.35%: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

10:05 am: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses media

9:56 am: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das to address media shortly

9:41 am: In view of 4th phase of coronavirus lockdown, Delhi High Court further suspended the functioning of all subordinate courts and district court of Delhi till 31st May. Earlier the concern committee to Delhi HC had suspended the functioning of all subordinate court till 23rd May.

9:30 am: India Post Office resumes booking services for international speed post to 15 countries and international tracked packet services. Delivery timelines will depend on aviation services. Booking for international parcels and letters remain suspended: Union Minister RS Prasad

9:09 am: Total number of COVID-19 cases in the country now at 1,18,447, including 66,330 active cases and 3,583 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

8:58 am: People gather outside the Rail Reservation Centre of New Delhi Railway Station as reservation counters and Common Service Centers to book train tickets will resume today.

8:33 am: It has been decided that the amount given to Police personnel who get infected with COVID-19 while on duty has been reduced to Rs 10,000 from Rs 1 lakh. This decision has been taken as Delhi Police bears hospital and other expenses, says Delhi Police

The amount given to the family of a police official who dies of COVID-19 has been increased from Rs 7 lakhs to Rs 10 lakh, says Delhi Police

7:44 am: Five more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Jharkhand's Bokaro, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 308, says State Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni

7:22 am: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das to hold a briefing at 10:00 am today, reports ANI.

7:20 am: Timely case identification, proper clinical management reason for low mortality rate in India: Health Ministry

7:19 am: The government has also stressed that the mortality rate in India has remained less than half of the global average of 6.65 per cent.

7:19 am: Meanwhile, 45,300 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

7:19 am: The coronavirus has affected 1,12,359 people and claimed the lives of 3,435 in India so far.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma