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News 18 Afternoon Digest: 1st Paediatric Black Fungus Case in Gujarat, 15-yr-old Undergoes Surgery; May Deadliest Month with 28% of Total Deaths and Other Stories

Representational mage (Pic: Reuters)

Representational mage (Pic: Reuters)

Here are the top stories today: Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 1st Paediatric Black Fungus Case in Gujarat, 15-yr-old Undergoes Surgery; 420 Docs, 100 in Delhi, Lost Their Lives in 2nd Wave, Says IMA; More Than 70 Lakh Covid Cases in Just 21 Days, May Deadliest Month with 28% of Total Deaths; 'Need to Reserve Beds for PM, Prez': Delhi HC on PIL Seeking Intervention in 'VIP Culture' for Covid Care; Kangana Ranaut's 'Personal Bodyguard' Booked for Rape, Unnatural Sex, Claim Reports; Tokyo Olympics Gets a Major Boost, IOC Official Says Games Will Go Ahead Even Under State of Emergency

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 1st Paediatric Black Fungus Case in Gujarat, 15-yr-old Undergoes Surgery; 420 Docs, 100 in Delhi, Lost Their Lives in 2nd Wave, Says IMA

The daily rise in coronavirus cases in India remained below the 3 lakh-mark for the sixth consecutive day, with 2.57 lakh new cases recorded in a single day, the Union health ministry said today. With the fresh cases, India’s tally of Covid-19 cases climbed to 2,62,89,290. READ MORE

More Than 70 Lakh Covid Cases in Just 21 Days, May Deadliest Month with 28% of Total Deaths

As daily Covid-19 cases continue to gradually decline across the country, the fatalities have remained high as May has already became the deadliest months of the pandemic in the country. READ MORE

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Tokyo Olympics Gets a Major Boost, IOC Official Says Games Will Go Ahead Even Under State of Emergency

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