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Coronavirus live updates: India overtakes Spain’s Covid tally, becomes fifth worst-hit nation

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker, India Lockdown News Live Updates: India surpassed Italy after it registered a record single-day spike of 9,887 cases which pushed the nationwide tally to 2,36,657.

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India on Saturday went past Spain, becoming the fifth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data compiled by John Hopkins University, the total number of confirmed cases in India stands at 243,733 as opposed to Spain’s figures of 240,978.

India surpassed Italy after it registered a record single-day spike of 9,887 cases which pushed the nationwide tally to 2,36,657.. India has registered over 9,000 cases for the third day in a row.

The number of states with four-digit or bigger tallies has doubled since May 1 when the centre allowed the movement of migrant workers in special trains from big urban clusters to their villages. Some of these states have seen their tallies rising more than 10-fold.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the Health Ministry said the number of confirmed cases has risen to 2,26,770 and the number of deaths has grown to 6,348. Figures from America’s Johns Hopkins University around midnight showed India at 2,35,769 and Italy at 2,34,531. With 6,641 deaths, India is now ranked the 12th worst-hit country.

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6:47PM 06 Jun, 20
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1:21PM 06 Jun, 20

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1:16PM 06 Jun, 20
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1:03PM 06 Jun, 20

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12:32PM 06 Jun, 20
Odisha govt relieves 9 IAS officers from Covid-19 duty, reports PTI.

"Some senior officers engaged in COVID duty have been spared to attend to their original administrative responsibilities. They performed very well under trying circumstances. We thank them for their dedication," Chief Secretary A K Tripathy wrote on his official twitter handle.

11:42AM 06 Jun, 20
China reports five new coronavirus cases, reports PTI.China reports five new coronavirus cases, reports PTI.

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11:23AM 06 Jun, 20
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10:24AM 06 Jun, 20
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9:43AM 06 Jun, 20
President Trump says India, China will have more Covid-19 cases with more tests, reports PTI

Commenting on the Covid-19 tests in the US, Trump said: “We will be well over 20 million tests. Remember this, when you test more, you have more cases. “I say to my people every time we test; you find cases because we do more testing. If we have more cases, if we wanted to do testing in China or in India or other places, I promise you there would be more cases… you are doing a fantastic job in getting out the swabs," he added.

9:43AM 06 Jun, 20
Total number of cases in the country now at 2,36,657

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9:42AM 06 Jun, 20

India reports 9,887 new Covid-19 cases & 294 deaths in the last 24 hours

8:45AM 06 Jun, 20
China reports 3 new Covid-19 cases, 2 asymptomatic cases, reports Reuters.

All of the cases were imported, involving travellers arriving from abroad, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on its website. The NHC also confirmed two new asymptomatic cases, or people who are infected with the virus but do not show symptoms, compared with three the day before

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7:45AM 06 Jun, 20
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7:24AM 06 Jun, 20
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7:23AM 06 Jun, 20
Brazil reports 1,005 additional coronavirus deaths on Friday

Brazil reported an additional 1,005 novel coronavirus deaths and 30,830 new cases over the last 24 hours, data released by the health ministry showed on Friday night. The Latin American nation has now registered 35,026 total coronavirus deaths and 645,771 confirmed cases.

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