Coronavirus updates for June 13
The number of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths across India inches close to 9,000, as the number of overall cases cross 300,000, according to Worldometer. In a review meeting, the Prime Minister's Office said five states account for a majority of the cases and most of the new cases are coming out of large cities.
Many states are now taking drastic steps to curb the rise in the number of cases. West Bengal will set up 200 'safe homes' to shelter a large number of migrant workers. Muzaffarnagar, in Uttar Pradesh, will see a lockdown on Sundays, starting from tomorrow. Delhi will set up a 10,000-bed makeshift COVID-19 hospital as the city saw a record spike of over 2,000 cases in a single day.
The global COVID-19 case count crossed 7.7 million, with nearly 430,000 deaths reported so far, according to Worldometer. With the emergence of a new cluster, China has again put a partial lockdown in its capital city, Beijing. Brazil's biggest cemetery is now exhuming graves to make room for fatalities as the number of COVID-19 deaths in the Latin American country cross 40,000. According to a study at the Skipps Research Institute, the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have mutated to become more infectious.
Here's a roundup ofcoverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
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