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Lockdown, Day 40: Up and up and up

India recorded its highest jump yet, with 2,644 fresh cases and 83 casualties reported in the last 24 hours. The spike took India's case count to just over 40,000.

In what would have been the final day of Lockdown 2.0, states including Jharkhand and Maharashtra have made it clear they would not provide any relaxation over the next two weeks, even as the Centre has made provisions to slowly get the economy back on track.

The silver lining in India's death cloud, however, is the country's low fatality rate of 3.3%, which is almost as low as South Korea and China.

Here are the latest updates from today...

    58 new cases in Andhra Pradesh, total cases now 1,583
    31 new cases in Rajasthan, state tally up to 2,803
    27 new cases in Nashik, district total now 360
    19 new cases in Ladakh, UT's total tally up to 41
    Seven new cases in Haryana, total now 421
    Five new cases in Karnataka, total now 606
    Two new cases in Odisha, state total now 159
Toll Tally Toll Tally
34,41,767 2,43,922 40,263 1306

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    Stranded labourers get free intra state travel in Karnataka for three days
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    FPIs pull out Rs 15,403 crore in April
    Jet fuel price cut 23%, costs 1/3rd of petrol, diesel
    Berkshire posts record Q1 net loss of $50 billion

    American deaths up by 1,435 in 24 hours
    Mexico's cases rise by 1,349 to bring tally to 22,088
    Germany reports 793 cases, taking tally to 1,62,496
    China reports 14 new cases, 12 of which are asymptomatic
    France extends state of emergency till July 24