COVID-19: India Records 6,535 New Cases, Total Tally at 1,45,380

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Passengers arrive to take a flight at Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Mumbai, Monday, 25 May.

India recorded a rise of 6,535 COVID-19 cases and 146 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the country, as on Tuesday, 26 May, stands at 1,45,380 including 80,722 active cases and 60,490 cured or discharged, says Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 4,167 deaths have been reported so far.

“Recovery rate in India continues to improve and is presently 41.61 percent,” according to the Health Ministry.

The United States has recorded 532 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing its total to 98,218, news agency AFP reported on Tuesday, 26 May, citing the Johns Hopkins University tracker. The country has recorded over 1.6 million cases so far.

  • After a two-month halt, domestic flight operations resumed from Monday, with 532 flights carrying 39,231 passengers flying on the first day
  • Around 630 flights were also cancelled on the first day of air travel resumption, leading to chaos at airports
  • Maharashtra recorded 2,436 new COVID-19 cases and 60 deaths on Monday, taking the tally in the state to 52,667 and death toll to 1,695

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10:48 PM , 26 May

Jharkhand Reports 18 Fresh Cases Today

"Eighteen COVID-19 positive cases reported in Jharkhand today, taking the total number of cases to 426 including 247 active cases,” the State Health Department said, reports ANI.

10:31 PM , 26 May

IndiGo Crew Grounded After Passenger Tests Positive on Chennai-Coimbatore Flight

IndiGo said that crew grounded after a passenger on Chennai-Coimbatore flight tested positive for coronavirus, reports PTI.

10:27 PM , 26 May

Air India Staff on Delhi-Ludhiana Flight Tests Positive for COVID-19

A 50-year-old man who is a member of security staff in Air India and is a permanent resident of Delhi has tested positive for coronavirus. He came back from Delhi on 25 May on board a domestic flight, the District Public Relations Office, Ludhiana said, reports ANI.

10:04 PM , 26 May

94 Fresh Cases Reported in Haryana Today

“Haryana has recorded 94 new COVID-19 cases, including 33 from Gurgaon; state's count rises to 1,305,” the Health Department said, reports PTI.

Published: 26 May 2020, 8:27 AM IST