Coronavirus updates from India and the world: Total number of cases in India rises to 59,662
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5 BMP jawans test COVID-19 positive, contact tracing being done

Five more people have tested COVID-19 positive in Bihar on Friday, said Sanjay Kumar, State Principal Health Secretary. "All the 5 new COVID-19 cases are BMP (Bihar Military Police) jawans and all of them were reported in Patna. Contact tracing is being done," said Kumar. With this, the total positive cases in the state stand at 579.

53 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death in Indore on Friday

As many as 53 people tested COVID-19 positive on Friday, said Dr Praveen Jadia Chief Medical Health Officer. "With 53 new cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in Indore has mounted to 1,780," said Dr Jadia. He further said that one person died on Friday due to COVID-19, taking the death toll to 87. A total of 56,342 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India so far. 16,540 persons have recovered or migrated, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.

2 special flights from UAE with over 350 passengers reach Chennai

Two special flights from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai arrived in Chennai on Saturday. The first special flight to reach Chennai International Airport from Dubai came with 182 Indian nationals including three children. In the next Air India IX540 - POB 177, 177 Indian national landed at the Chennai Airport.

UK COVID deaths top 31,000 as another 626 patients die

Another 626 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 31,241, Environment Secretary George Eustice said. The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

COVID-19 curve decreasing in Italy as death toll tops 30,000

Italy posted a decrease in COVID-19 intensive care cases and hospitalizations as the death toll pushed past the 30,000 mark, according to the latest numbers released by the country's Civil Protection Department. The nationwide total of active infections fell by 1,663 cases to 87,961, down from a total of 89,624 infections on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

France's COVID-19 death toll tops 26,000

With 243 people losing their lives to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, France saw its pandemic toll rise to 26,230, while the numbers of people hospitalized and admitted into intensive care continued to decline. To date, a total of 16,497 people have died in hospitals and 9,733 in nursing homes and other communal living institutions, said the Ministry of Health in a press release on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Total number of cases in India rises to 59,662

3320 more COVID-19 cases & 95 deaths reported in last 24 hours. Total number of cases in India rises to 59662, including 39834 active cases, 17847 cured/discharged/migrated, and 1981 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

714 police personnel have tested positive for COVID19 in the state, of which 648 are active cases, 61 recovered & 5 deaths. There have been 194 incidents of assault on police personnel during the lockdown period & 689 accused have been arrested for the same: Maharashtra Police

Tamil Nadu Government has filed an appeal before the Supreme Court challenging yesterday's Madras High Court's order that directed the closure of all state-run liquor shops and allowed only online sale during Coronavirus Lockdown.

Number of criminal cases has gone down drastically in Goa, there has been as much as 67% reduction in the number of cases. During the lockdown period, drug seizure has also gone down completely as tourists have gone out & there is no demand: Shobit Saxena, SP Special Branch

Coronavirus in Mumbai: 25 new positive cases, 1 death reported in Mumbai's Dharavi today

Coronavirus in Punjab: Number of cases reaches 1762, with 31 more people testing positive today

Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu: 526 new cases & 4 deaths have been reported today, taking total number of cases to 6535

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: 1165 new COVID19 cases, 48 deaths reported in the state today

Number of COVID 19 containment zones increases to 2646 in Mumbai

Coronavirus in Telangana: 31 new oronavirus positive cases reported today; The total number is 1163

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