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Indian state of Maharashtra crosses Chinese corona tally
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 08 - 06 - 2020

Coronavirus cases in India crossed 250,000-mark on Sunday, data from state governments showed, as a surge in infections continued amid increasing relaxations allowed by the government following an over two-month nationwide lockdown. The country recorded a daily jump of COVID-19 cases by over 9,000 for the fifth straight day.
The western state of Maharashtra registered 3,007 new cases in the last 24 hours, the government said, and remains the worst state in the country with 85,975 cases. More than 3,000 people have died in the state home to India's financial and entertainment capital Mumbai.
The state has now surpassed China's COVID-19 tally of 83,036 confirmed cases, a health official said.
Tamil Nadu reported 1,515 more COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is now 31,667, including 269 deaths, according to the Health Department.
Delhi, which is also witnessing a spike as people resumed regular activities and shed caution, crossed the 28,000-mark with 1,282 fresh cases while the number deaths climbed to 812 on Sunday.
In Gujarat, the numbers of cases so far stand at 19,592 with 1,219 deaths. — Agencies


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