New Delhi: India’s tally of coronavirus cases is set to cross China’s count by the evening as the country’s total number of infected people has inched closer to 82,000-mark– 81,970 to be specific, with 3,967 fresh cases and 100 fatalities in the last 24 hours. Notably, China has total 82,933 COVDI-19 cases and 4,633 fatalities. Also Read - Three-Phase Unlock 1.0 From Tomorrow: States Decide Dos List, Centre Clears Don'ts List

Reports claimed that India ranks 12 among countries with most COVID-19 cases. Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with 27,524 cases followed by Tamil Nadu, which has reported 9,674 and Gujarat has 9,591 cases so far. Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of deaths, 1019, followed by 586 in Gujarat and 237 in Madhya Pradesh. Also Read - Coronavirus: As Second-Last Day of Lockdown 4.0 Ends, Here's Where The Four Most-Affected States Stand



On the other hand, Goa and Manipur, which were declared COVID-19 free, have reported fresh corona positive cases. Goa reported seven fresh cases, that took the total number of cases here to 14. Similarly, in Manipur a fresh case emerged after 26 days, taking the total tally in this Northeast state to three so far. Also Read - Working From Office in Lockdown 5.0? Follow These Guidelines

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Prime Minister Modi today interacted with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-chair, Bill Gates via video conference. The dignitaries discussed global response to #COVID19 & importance of global coordination on scientific innovation & R&D to combat pandemic:

Delhi government has sent proposals to the centre. Most of the people have given proposal to wear mask in public space & maintain social distancing. They’ve suggested that movement of buses and metro rails may be started in limited numbers to maintain social distancing, said Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain

World Bank announces USD 1 billion social protection package for India linked to Govt of India programmes.

Social distancing has led to slowdown of economy. Govt of India has focused on Garib Kalyan Yojna to help protect poor & vulnerable as a bridge between from health interventions are happening & where the economy can be revived: Junaid Ahmad, World Bank Country Director for India

Advocates appearing before Orissa HC through virtual court system need not wear black coat&gown and are advised to wear plain white shirt/white salwar-kameez/white saree,with a plain white neck-band’ till medical exigencies exist or until further orders: Orrisa High Court

Number of COVID-19 cases has reached 4589 in Rajasthan, with 55 more people testing positive today. Number of active cases & death toll stands at 1818 & 125, respectively, said Rajasthan Health Department