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Between June 1 and June 26, the country recorded 2,99,866 cases, an analysis of the data showed. A total of 58 cases are being treated by NSW Health, with none in intensive care.

As it now stands, there are 204 active cases in the state, including five people in hospital, one of which is now in intensive care.

The Deputy Health Officer explained that it was merely a coincidence that the H&M worker who later tested positive for COVID-19 attended the rally.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), cumulative total of 79,96,707 samples have been tested up to June 26 with 2,20,479 samples being tested on Friday, the highest in a day since the beginning of the pandemic.

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President Trump even stated this week the virus was "fading away", despite clear evidence the number of cases is on the rise . While some of the increase is down to increased testing, the rate of positive tests in some areas is also increasing.

Marking yet another highest single-day spike, India on Saturday recorded 18,552 fresh infections and 384 deaths, taking the total tally beyond 5,00,000-mark. Delhi has so far reported 77,240 confirmed cases while Tamil Nadu has reported 74622 cases till now, as per the MoHFW. The death toll stands at 15685 with one person migrated outside India, according to the health ministry update at 8 am today. (19.81 per cent). About 70 per cent of deaths are co-morbid in nature.

Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu continues at the top of the national chart.

- Telangana has reported 12,349 coronavirus cases till date, of which 7,436 people are still under treatment.

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.

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Apu , an Indian character in " The Simpsons ", has been the source of controversy for years over its racial stereotyping. Fox Network's statement on Friday did not say whether Apu or other characters would continue to feature in the show.

A total of 2,691 people have been infected by the virus in Uttarakhand, 2,452 in Chhattisgarh, 2,262 in Jharkhand, 1,290 in Tripura, 1,056 in Manipur, 995 in Goa, 941 in Ladakh and 839 in Himachal Pradesh.

Mizoram has 145 cases, Sikkim has 86, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has registered 72 infections so far while Meghalaya has recorded 47 cases.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the spike in cases is being managed appropriately, and he believes it's reasonable for states to bar residents from hot spots.

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But Mr Trump is also hopeful that China will implement a bilateral trade deal and has praised President Xi Jinping personally. A State Department spokeswoman declined to name those targeted in Friday's move, saying visa records were confidential.

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