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Dharavi registers five new cases as India tally nears 6500, 199 dead so far

An increase of 547 new COVID-19 cases in last twelve hours took India’s tally to 6412 on Friday, while the death toll stood at 199, as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data

So far, 504 people have recovered from the deadly pandemic.

Assam registered its first coronavirus death as a 65-year-old retired BSF personnel who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet at Nizamuddin in New Delhi and also travelled to Saudi Arabia before that, died on Friday early morning.

The Centre on Thursday approved Rs 15000 crore COVID-19 emergency package for states as the number of cases across the country neared 5,900-mark.