Coronavirus updates from India and the world: Total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra rises to 10,498
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Coronavirus fatalities in France rise by 289 to 24,376

France on Thursday reported 289 new COVID-19 deaths, taking the tally to 24,376, while hospital data continued to show encouraging indicators as the government plans to lift the coronavirus lockdown on May 11, said health ministry director Jerome Salomon. The increase of COVID-19-related deaths slowed to 1.1 per cent in the last 24 hours, the lowest increase on a weekday since the end of March, Xinhua news agency reported.

Coronavirus originated from China's Wuhan lab: Donald Trump

The novel coronavirus, that has killed over 230,000 people globally so far and has shattered economies, emerged from a virology lab in the Wuhan city of China, US President Donald Trump claimed Thursday with a high degree of confidence. "Yes, I have. Yes, I have," Trump told reporters at the East Room of the White House when asked if he has seen anything at this point that gives him a high degree of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology is where the virus originated.

US records more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours: tracker

The United States recorded more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period for the third day running, according to the latest real-time tally Thursday reported by Johns Hopkins University. The country -- hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities -- recorded 2,053 deaths on Thursday, after 2,502 deaths on Wednesday and 2,207 on Tuesday.

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India rises to 35,043

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India rises to 35043 (including 25007 active cases, 1147 deaths, 8889 cured/discharged/migrated). 73 deaths and 1993 new cases reported in the last 24 hours in the country due to Coronavirus: Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In an order, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has mandated 100 percent attendance for all its employees in offices and on-field, with some relaxation to people over 55 years of age and people with medical conditions.

Total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra rises to 10,498

583 news cases and 27 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. Total 10498 positive COVID-19 cases and 459 deaths have been reported in the state till date. Mortality Rate stands at 4.37%: Maharashtra Health Department

We're testing all pilgrims. We'll be able to control this within few days.We haven't allowed anyone to go home.Those who came to Tarn Taran directly had come after crossing 5-6 states. They weren't stopped on any border.They entered Punjab. Our govt traced them: Punjab Health Min

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