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Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 1,06,750.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 1,06,750. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 3,303. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.

Globally, there have been over 48.9 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 3.23 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Russia, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain are the most-affected countries.

India has recorded 1,06,750 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, which includes 3,303 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry’s latest update.

Of these, 61,149 are active cases while 42,298 people have recovered.

The data was updated at 8.00 am on May 20 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s website.

With 37,136 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (12,448), Gujarat (12,140) and Delhi (10,554).

The Maharashtra government on May 19 eased some restrictions in orange and green zones, but continued most restrictions in red zones.

However, in red zones such as Mumbai and Pune, e-commerce companies can now deliver non-essentials. Autos, taxis, continue to be prohibited in red zones, and private offices will have to remain closed.

A record 1,08,233 samples were tested across the country on May 19, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted so far to over 24 lakh.

Globally, nearly 49 lakh infections and more than 3.23 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Indian indices opened higher today with Nifty above the 8,900 level.

At 9.16 am IST, the Sensex was up 148.28 points or 0.49 percent at 30,344.45. The Nifty was up 42.85 points or 0.48 percent at 8,921.95. About 392 shares had advanced, 220 declined and 29 remained unchanged.

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