Coronavirus live news: Delhi announces partial lockdown easing; India has 120,000 new cases

Posted by on June 5, 2021 4:44 am
Categories: Global Stories

Indian capital preparing to deal with peak of 37,000 cases a day in future

9.18am BST

Mexico recorded 206 more deaths on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 228,568, its health ministry has said. Separate government data recently published suggests the real death toll may be at least 60% above the confirmed figure, Reuters has reported.

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Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state, has reported a small increase in locally acquired cases, as authorities hunt for the source of a new cluster of a highly infectious variant. Reuters reports:

Five new local cases were reported, taking Victoria’s total to 70 in the latest outbreak, as the state capital, Melbourne, entered its second weekend of a hard lockdown, due to end on 10 June. Curbs were eased for the rest of the state on Friday.

Saturday’s count was up from four new locally acquired cases on Friday.

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