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Highlights: Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 33,835

Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa earlier in the day said that all religious places in the state would re-open after May 31. However, the chief minister's office issued a clarification that it will wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision over this subject matter.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 28, 2020 00:20 IST
Highlights: Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 33,835

India has entered into day 10 of the fourth phase of lockdown which will end on May 31. So far the country has registered 151,767 cases and 4,337 deaths due to the novel Coronavirus.

In recent development, the Indian Council of Medical Research said it will review whether to continue the use of hydroxycholroquine to treat infected patients. Earlier, India had exported this drug to United States.

Delhi Police on Tuesday filed 20 charge sheets against 82 foreign nationals who were a part of the Tablighi Jamaat, a religious congregation which emerged as the biggest Covid hotspot in the country. The foreigners against whom the charge sheets have been filed are from 20 countries such as United States, China, Brazil. Today, Delhi Police will file 15 more charge sheets against 294 foreigners that were a part of the congreagtion.

On the global side, the number of confirmed cases surpassed 5.4 million as per the World Health Organization, while global death toll has crossed the 3,50,000 mark. United States continues to remain the worst affected nation followed by Brazil and Russia.

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus:

02:22 PM IST

38 new Covid-19 positive cases and 15 patients treated/cured in Uttarakhand today

38 new Covid-19 positive cases and 15 patients treated/cured in Uttarakhand today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 438, including 79 recovered and 4 deaths: Uttarakhand State Control Room Covid-19, reports ANI

02:05 PM IST

CISF unit guarding Mazgaon dock in Mumbai reports 13 Covid-19 cases

The Central Industrial Security Force reported 22 new cases of the novel coronavirus with the 13 cases coming from its unit that guards the warship building Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) in Mumbai. The MDL is one of the country's leading defence public sector undertaking shipyard that constructs warships and submarines, reports PTI.

01:40 PM IST

Delhi records nearly 800 Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours

The national capital recorded 792 confirmed coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally too 15,527. So far 303 people have died and 7,264 people have recovered from the infection in Delhi, reports ANI.

01:19 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Karnataka near 2,500-mark, death toll at 45

122 new cases and one death were reported in the state of Karnataka. The total number of cases have now reached 2,405 and the death toll stands at 45, reports ANI.

12:56 PM IST

Will wait for PM's decision over re-opening of religious places in Karnataka, says CM's Office

Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa's office further issued a clarification that the state will wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision over re-opening of religious places in Karnataka after May 31, reports ANI.

12:52 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh mount to 247, death toll at 5

Himachal Pradesh has recorded 274 confirmed coronavirus and the death toll in the state stands at 5. So far, 63 people have been recovered, reports ANI.

12:36 PM IST

South Korea witnesses biggest spike in seven weeks

South Korea reported its biggest jump in coronavirus infections in seven weeks. Officials said 40 new cases were reported today-taking the total 11,265- with most new infections from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, reports AFP.

12:11 PM IST

Covid cases in Andhra Pradesh near 2,800-mark, 68 new cases reported

Andhra Pradesh reported 68 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 2,787, state health department said, reports ANI.

11:50 AM IST

Global Coronavirus death toll tops 350,000

Coronavirus has claimed lives of more than 350,000 people across the globe as per a tally put out by news agency AFP.

11:30 AM IST

Total Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra Police nearing 2,000-mark

In the last 24 hours, 75 Maharashtra Police personnel have been infected with Covid-19. The total number of cases in the state's police force are at 1,964 and 20 have died so far, reports ANI.

11:27 AM IST

Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand mount to 408, death toll at 4

Coronavirus cases in the state of Jharkhand have climbed to 408 and the death toll stands at 4. There are 234 active cases and 170 people have been discharged so far, reports ANI.

11:24 AM IST

Covid-19 cases in Assam near 700-mark, 4 new cases reported

Four new coronavirus cases were reported in Assam, taking the state's tally to 686. 4 people have died so far and 62 people have been discharged, reports ANI.

11:00 AM IST

Religious places to open in Karnataka after May 31, says CM Yediyurappa

Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa said that temples, mosques and churches in the state will open after May 31, reports ANI.

10:32 AM IST

Covid-19 cases in Odisha near 1,600-mark, 76 new cases reported

Odisha reported 76 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,593. 7 people have died whereas 733 people have recovered from the infection, reports ANI.

09:37 AM IST

Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan near 8,000-mark

Rajasthan reported 109 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 2 deaths, taking total cases in the to 7,645. The death toll stands at 172 whereas 4,293 have recovered so far, reports ANI.

First published: May 27, 2020 06:00 IST