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Coronavirus live news: US Covid-19 deaths could reach 145,000 by August, study estimates

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Brazil passes 700,000 infections; WHO says asymptomatic transmission ‘appears to be rare’; Moscow to lift lockdown

Madrid’s regional government has denied reports that vulnerable people in care homes in and around the capital were deliberately denied hospital treatment in an attempt to stop the region’s health services collapsing at the height of the pandemic, writes Sam Jones, the Guardian’s Madrid correspondent.

Madrid has been the hardest-hit area of Spain. According to the regional government’s own figures, 14,910 have died from the coronavirus, or while showing symptoms consistent with the illness. Of those, 6,007 were people in care homes.

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