Five states in India- Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh - have reported over 80 per cent of deaths in the country linked to coronavirus. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 148 more people died due to the deadly virus in the country, taking the death toll to 3,903. 4,779 have recovered and 129 deaths have been reported. Cases also slightly increased in Dharavi after 5 new reports, taking the total number to 2189.
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Delhi took over Tamil Nadu to become the state with the second highest cases. The United States still leads with a total of 2,424,418 followed by Brazil with 1,151,479 cases.
The move to make the certificate mandatory had triggered protests by NRIs and Opposition parties, which had alleged it was a bid to reduce the return of expatriates to Kerala, where returnees account for a major chunk of Covid-19 cases.
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Yesterday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revealed that a total of 73,52,911 samples were tested till June 23, and 2,15,195 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. As of Wednesday morning, 306,862 people have tested positive for the disease in Britain, a daily increase of 653, according to the department, Xinhua reported.
Till now, 4,01,648 tests have been conducted, the bulletin said. The state is the worst-affected and has recorded 6,531 deaths.
Meanwhile, India reported a record 15,968 cases and 465 deaths - both highest in a single day. Two deaths were reported in the union territory today.
Jammu and Kashmir has reported 148 new COVID-19 positive cases - 20 from Jammu division and 128 from Kashmir division. Mumbai's death count stands at 3,737. Experts say that India should still be testing more than it now is.