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Coronavirus in India Live Updates: Country records biggest spike of 2,003 deaths; 10,974 new cases in 2

BusinessToday.In, | June 17,2020 13:17 IST

India's Covid-19 Cases Latest updates: India has reported a record 2,003 deaths and 10,974 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is by far is the biggest daily hike in terms of deaths due to coronavirus. So far, the daily death tally was being reported between 200 to 350. Today's figures flag India's lack of preparedness on COVID-19. The current figures take the total number of positive cases in the country to 3,54,065, including 1,55,227 active cases, 1,86,935 recoveries and 11,903 deaths, says the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Check out all the latest updates on coronavirus on BusinessToday.In live blog.

 

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