Of the total 1,38,845 cases, 77,103 are active cases while 57,720 people have been cured, including 3,280 cured in the last 24 hours.
According to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics, India has reported 1,35,999 cases and 4,025 deaths (including co-morbid fatalities).
A woman COVID-19 patient died in Kerala's Kozhikode.
Maharashtra is followed by Tamil Nadu with 16,277 cases, which overtook Gujarat due to a recent massive spike in the number of cases. While 54,440 people have recovered.
The JHU data further stated that India is the tenth most-affected nation by the pandemic after US, Russia, UK, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Turkey and France.
With the number of cases passing 1.38 lakh, the government announced an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) that would begin with social distancing at the airport and no-contact check-in.
Meanwhile, in a fresh advisory union health ministry has recommended use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare personnel working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection related activities. 66 new cases were reported on May 24. In December, coronavirus had originated in China's Wuhan city.
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Also, the number of RT-PCR tests for detection of COVID-19 in the country crossed the 30-lakh mark on Monday.
Today is the sixty-second day of India's nationwide lockdown, meant to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.
India recorded a total of 6977 cases and 154 deaths in the last 24 hours.
He said this knowledge and experience would surely prove beneficial to people all over the world, especially in combating the battle against COVID-19.
Over the last two months, India has increased its testing capacity by 100 times - from 1,000 tests per day in March to 100,000 daily tests this month. Tamil Nadu has recorded 111 deaths so far. The state reported 805 new COVID-19 cases of which 549 cases are from Chennai.
India has resumed domestic flights, with the government eager to get Asia's third-largest economy moving again.