New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The nationwide tally of confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed the 85,000-mark while the death toll has increased to 2,752, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Meanwhile, the recovery rate has inmproved to 35 per cent as 30,153 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

On Friday, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired a Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting and stressed that the focus of COVID-19 management strategy needs to be on the states with the highest number of confirmed cases and fatalities. Also, focus is needed on treatment and case fatality management, for which timely detection and contact tracing were the best way forward.

Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus pandemic:

15:24 pm: Six new cases of COVID19 have been recorded in Uttarakhand, taking total number of cases to 88 including 51 recoveries. Number of active cases stands at 36: Uttarakhand Health Department

15:01 pm: 'Important for nations to work together': PM Modi on Donald Trump's ventilators offer

14:19 pm: 438 more COVID19 cases and 6 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the national capital is now at 9,333, including 5278 active cases: Delhi Health Department

13:50 pm: Two more persons have tested positive for COVID19 in Guwahati, taking the total number of cases to 91 in Assam including 41 recoveries & 2 deaths. Number of active cases of coronavirus stands at 46: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

13:18 pm: 46 more COVID19 cases reported in Bihar, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1079: Sanjay Kumar, State Principal Health Secretary

12:47 pm: 23 new cases of COVID19 have been reported in Karnataka today, taking the total number of cases to 1,079 including 36 deaths and 494 discharges. Number of active cases stands at 548: State Health Department

12:35 pm: 3 more COVID19 cases reported among Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel in the last 24 hours, the total number of cases among the force, across the country is now at 118: CISF

12:21 pm: Need to lift the lockdown intelligently: Rahul Gandhi

12:13 pm: 'PM Modi should reconsider the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package': Rahul Gandhi

12:09 pm: Datesheet for CBSE Board Examinations for Class 10th and 12th to be released today at 5.00 pm: Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal

12:05 pm: 48 more COVID-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the state now at 2205, including 803 active cases, 1353 discharged and 49 deaths: State's COVID-19 Control Room

11:30 am: 1000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Shivaji Nagar area in last 15 days, still such huge crowd. Maharashtra govt has called 20 companies of Central Armed Forces, why are they not using them? I demand immediate Army deployment in areas like Shivaji Nagar, says BJP's Kirit Somaiya

11:09 am: From allowing inter-district travel to resumption of economic activities: What states want in lockdown 4.0

10:40 am: 6 more COVID-19 cases reported in Nepal today, taking the total number of cases in the country to 273: Nepal Health Ministry

10:40 am: 65 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Odisha yesterday. Total number of positive cases in the state rise to 737, till 9 am today. Active cases in the state stand at 568 with 166 cured/recovered and 3 deaths: State Health Department

10:12 am: 'Will be sending many ventilators to India, together we will beat the invisible enemy': Donald Trump

9:58 am: Work for National Population Register (NPR) 2021 postponed in Uttar Pradesh in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

9:41 am: 91 fresh cases of coronavirus have been reported in Rajasthan today till 9 am, taking total number of cases to 4,838 out of which 1,941 cases are active. Number of fatalities due to the disease stands at 125, says Rajasthan Health Department

9:40 am: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address a press conference today at 4 pm.

9:31 am: Meanwhile, the recovery rate has improved to 35.08 per cent as 30,153 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals: Health Ministry

9:25 am: India's tally rises to 85,940, death toll climbs to 2,752: Health Ministry

8:43 am: India has been so great, your PM has been a very good friend of mine. We are working with India too, we have a tremendous Indian population in the US & many of the people you are talking about are working on the vaccine too, great scientists & researchers: US President Trump

8:09 am: Delhi: Wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Gazipur reopens today after two days. The market was closed for sanitization after secretary and deputy secretary of the market tested positive for coronavirus.

7:40 am: The incident took place at around 3:30 am. 23 people have died and around 15-20 have suffered injuries. Most of them are Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal: Abhishek Singh, DM Auraiya

7:25 am: Is COVID-19 airborne? Here’s all you should know about the transmission of this deadly virus

7:21 am: 10 FIRs have been registered against landlords for forcefully demanding rent from tenants amid coronavirus lockdown, says Delhi Police

7:20 am: Meanwhile, the recovery rate has inmproved to 34 per cent as 27,920 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

7:19 am: As per the Health Ministry, there are 51,401 active coronavirus cases in India.

7:18 am: So far, the coronavirus has affected 81,970 people and claimed the lives of 2,649 in India.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma