More COVID-19 cases in India, China with more tests: Trump


Washington, June 6 (IANS): US President Donald Trump has said that with more testing in countries like India and China, there would be more coronavirus cases.

Trump made the remarks while addressing a crowd at the Puritan Medical Products plant in Maine on Friday.

In his opening remarks, he touted the number of coronavirus tests conducted in the US since the pandemic hit the country, which currently accounts for the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world.

"We have massively increased our testing capacity. We are for example at 20 million tests, Germany is at 4 million, South Korea is at about 3 million... Very shortly we will be over 20 million tests.

Remember this, when you have more tests, you have more cases," Trump said.

The President then went on to say: "If we have more cases, if we wanted to do testing in China or in India or other places, I promise you there'll be more cases.

"You are doing a fantastic job in getting out the swabs."

With the biggest-ever jump of 9,887 new cases and 294 deaths in the past 24 hours, the COVID-19 tally in India reached 236,657 on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry data.

The country has now overtaken Italy, which has recorded 234,531 cases.

With 1,897,239 confirmed cases and 109,127 deaths, the US currently accounts for the highest number of infections and fatalities in the world, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins Univerity.

Although the pandemic originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, the country comes in the 18th position with 84,177 COVID-19 cases and 4,634 deaths.

 

  

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  • John, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Communist china trying to weaken us and US and rest of the world economically to gain control over Asia and US through this weapon grade virus. They must have cure for Covid 19 but were ruthless to destroy their own citizens in wuhan for their greed of control over the world especially Asia and US. That's why their infection rate is low and they have spread infections silently through their international travel from wuhan to different countries before the lockdown.

    Following bbc article is a classic example on how infection reached Singapore

    "How Chinese tourists brought infection to Singapore by visiting a church"

    Ref: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52840763

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    More cases to be found in India if the thorough investigation has done ! Its only layer of ice berg there are deep in the ocean one cant imagine it. India has to make reality check rather boasting or self taping on the one another shoulders !!

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  • ashraf, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    He always poke nose in others. Self praising and degrading others works.

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  • Shivshankar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Fatality rate is less in India as compare to Italy, Spain, France, UK, America or Russia. India after all as compared to developed countries are doing much well. Our imnunity system is too good as compare to who swallowec much frozen food always. Dont divert the issue...how black persons are dying more...thru disease or police atrocity. Please correct yourself first. We have god's blessing.

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    There's no point in arguing about the police issue which happens there it's done the police is charged with murder if we and their citizens continue protesting it is a shortcut for theft looting and vandalism proof of video is there enough protests get back to normal life

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