Coronavirus: India registers highest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus: India registers highest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases

- Karnataka has reported 11,005 coronavirus cases in total, and 3,905 people are under treatment.

"Till date, of 8,71,875 laboratory samples, 1,52,765 (17.52%) have tested positive, with almost 23,000 samples tested across the State [on Friday]", Dr. Awate said.

Nashik district in north Maharashtra reported another big spike of 157, with Nashik city accounting for 106, while Malegaon - hitherto a hotspot - reporting 27 cases after recording a single-digit surge for the past week.

Experts pointed that one reason why Mumbai's case load is reducing is due to its consistent testing.

Maharashtra so far has reported 1,47,741 cases, including 6,931 deaths.

The country has the fourth-largest Covid-19 outbreak in the world, after the US, Brazil and Russian Federation, and has surpassed Iran in terms of their official death tolls. A total of 4,38,012 tests have been conducted till date - 23,053 tests per million population, according to the latest Delhi health department bulletin.

New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, recorded six new cases today and officials said that returned travellers who declined to be tested will have to stay in a mandatory quarantine 10 days longer.

NRL and AFL spectators trying to enter NSW stadiums from 1 July are likely to be required to show their driver's licence to prove they're not from Victoria.

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Healthcare workers at a pop-up testing facility in Broadmeadows on Friday.

Meanwhile, nearly 5000 thermometers are being shipped to Victorian vacation spots as the state enters the school holidays.

Over the last few days, the number of coronavirus cases in the state has seen an exponential increase, however, this is the first time when the tally has crossed the 5,000-mark in a single day. Hundreds are expected to follow from South America, Indonesia and India.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu together have reported 163 COVID-19 cases.

Despite the outbreak of coronavirus cases in parts of Melbourne, restrictions are being eased across Australia.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)", the ministry said, adding that 8,023 cases are being reassigned to states.

Testing for coronavirus is now widely available across Australia.

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