India COVID-19 death toll
India's COVID-19 death toll has surpassed the 100,000-mark on Saturday, reaching 100,842, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
In wake of an increase in COVID-19 cases, authorities in India's southern Tamil Nadu state imposed a fresh lockdown in the state capital of Chennai and its suburbs on Friday.
India relaxed some coronavirus lockdown restrictions on Monday even as the pace of infection picked up and reopenings drew crowds of people.
India on Sunday reported the biggest one-day jump in coronavirus cases as the country of 1.3 billion enters the 40th day of a nationwide lockdown.
After achieving progress on the plasma therapy over the past couple of days, the Delhi government has decided to carry on giving the therapy to more COVID-19 patients who are seriously infected and admitted in intensive care units at various hospitals, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday.
India recorded its biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases on Monday as the government eased one of the world's strictest lockdowns to allow some manufacturing and agricultural activity to resume.
India's prime minister announces extension to the country's lockdown for 1.3 billion people until May 3, but says there may be some easing in restrictions in people's movement after one week to help the poor daily wage earners and those working in agriculture sector.
India's federal health ministry Wednesday morning said the death toll due to COVID-19 in India rose to 149 and the total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 5,194.