Coronavirus updates from India and world: Nirmala Sitharaman to address a press conference shortly

Nirmala Sitharaman to address a press conference shortly

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address third press conference in a row to explain how Rs 20 lakh crore worth economic package has been distributed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

India's COVID-19 tally reaches 81,970, death toll at 2,649

With an increase of 3,967 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India's tally of coronavirus cases reached 81,970 cases, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.

According to the latest figures, 51,401 patients are active coronavirus cases while 27,919 patients have been cured/discharged and one patient has been migrated.

With a rise in 100 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths now stands at 2,649.

India reports 78,000 COVID-19 cases; death toll now at 2,549

According to the data by the Health Ministry, India has reported 78,000 COVID-19 cases while 26,234 people have recovered and have been discharged. Moreover, 2,549 people have succumbed to the virus so far.

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