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    Coronavirus in India LIVE: 394 new COVID-19 cases & 18 deaths have been reported in Maharashtra today, taking the total number of cases to 6817 & death toll to 310 in the state. A total of 957 patients have been discharged till date: Maharashtra Health Department

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    COVID-19 LIVE: No new case has been reported in Mansara Apartment in Vasundhara Enclave in Delhi. Therefore, this containment zone is being de-contained. Operation Shield was successful because of cooperation from people living in this zone, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal



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    COVID-19 LIVE; No new COVID-19 positive case reported today. Number of COVID-19 cases stands at 27 in Chandigarh including 15 cured patients. No death has been reported in the Union Territory due to the infection. 638 samples have been tested so far: Health Department, Chandigarh Administration

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    COVID-19 LIVE: The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis that has been met with an unprecedented global response. Research and development have played a central role, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General
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    COVID-19: Two deaths and 72 COVID19 cases reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases in the state is at 1755: Health Department, Tamil Nadu

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    COVID-19 LIVE: 1752 new COVID19 cases and 37 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases rises to 23,452, including 17915 active cases, 4813 cured & 724 deaths, said Union Health Ministry

New Delhi: Speaking about how India went from one testing facility for COVID-19 to more than 87, including the private labs, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has said India is going to increase the numbers of government labs to 300 and ramp up the present daily testing capacity of 55,000 to one lakh per day by May 31. Also Read - Nepal Airport Under Renovation Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

“India’s response has been proactive, pre-emptive and graded in handling the situation arising out of COVID-19 outbreak,” Harsh Vardhan said while participating in an online interactive session with Health Ministers of member countries of World Health Organization (WHO) on the measures being taken for containment of COVID-19. Also Read - Bangladesh Govt Decides Not to Extend COVID-19 Shutdown

Underlining that the current situation on COVID-19 in the world is alarming and requires special measures to mitigate the number of casualties, the minister said, “We are meeting in troubled times and we have to work together by sharing our best practices to eradicate coronavirus infection”. Also Read - COVID-19 Cases Cross 1.6 Lakh-mark; Death Toll Above 4,600; Shah Speaks to CMs Over Lockdown Extension | Key Points

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 686 and the number of cases climbed to 21,700 in the country on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry.