24 May, 00:08 (IST)

Rajasthan reports 7 coronavirus deaths, 248 fresh infections, taking number of fatalities to 160 and cases to 6,742 in state

23 May, 23:45 (IST)

75 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 3008. Death toll in the district stands at 114: Chief Medical and Health Officer, Indore district

23 May, 22:28 (IST)

An employee at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant tested positive for COVID-19: Company spokesperson

23 May, 20:55 (IST)

In the last 24 hours, 396 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Gujarat. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 13,669 including 6169 cured/discharged and 829 deaths: Government of Gujarat

23 May, 20:15 (IST)

With 396 new patients, tally of coronavirus cases in Gujarat rises to 13,669; with 27 deaths, toll due to pandemic reaches 829: health official

23 May, 19:16 (IST)

Sikkim reports first COVID-19 case as a 25-year-old student who recently returned from Delhi tests positive: Official

23 May, 18:22 (IST)

Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church to reopen Sunday after 2-month virus lockdown, reported AFP.

23 May, 18:12 (IST)

710 new COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today; the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 15,512, of which 7,915 are active cases. Death toll now stands at 103: Tamil Nadu Health Department

23 May, 18:11 (IST)

216 new #COVID19 positive cases reported in the state from 5 pm yesterday till 5pm today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1959 including 608 discharges: Karnataka Health Department

23 May, 16:59 (IST)

Tamil Nadu has suffered an estimated Rs 35,000 crore GST revenue loss during ongoing #COVID19 lockdown: CM E K Palaniswami

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New Delhi, May 23: The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases worldwide has risen to 5,303,992, including 340,003 deaths and 2,158,562 recoveries. The United States remained the worst-hit country in the coronavirus outbreak. The number of COVID-19 deaths in the US has topped 95,000, reaching 95,276. It has recorded 1,645,094 coronavirus cases - highest so far. Catch live updates on the global coronavirus outbreak and other important stories in this live breaking news blog. Donald Trump Urges US State Governors to Allow Places of Worship to Reopen Immediately As Country Moves Towards Lifting of Lockdown.

At least 60 people were killed as a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passenger plane from Lahore to Karachi crashed minutes before landing at the Jinnah International Airport on Friday. Muslims in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, New Zealand and some other parts of the world will look for the moon this evening. If the moon is sighted, Eid or Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday, May 24. If the moon does not appear, Muslims will celebrate Eid festival on Monday, May 25. Eid Moon Sighting in India Today: Will Eid-al-Fitr be Celebrated on May 24? Hilal Committees to Take Final Call.

In Italy, one of the most affected countries, a further 130 COVID-19 patients died in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's death toll to 32,616. However, France saw a further decline in coronavirus-related hospitalisation. Another 351 COVID-19 patients died in Britain recently, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 36,393. The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across Africa have surpassed 100,000.

India on Friday broke its own 24-hour record adding 6,088 cases in a single day as the total number of coronavirus cases touched 1,18,447. Of the total cases on Friday, 66,330 are active. At least 148 new fatalities were also reported in 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3,583. So far 48,534 people have been cured, including 3,233 in the last 24 hours, said the Health Ministry.