Coronavirus India: Tally crosses 55 lakh mark & death toll inches to 89,000; nearly 45 lakh recovered cases

New Delhi: On Tuesday Bulletin, the number of novel coronavirus cases found in India in the last 24 hours was 75,083. This took the country’s tally above 55 lakh. With an additional 1,053 deaths due to Covid-19, the toll rose to 88,935.

The total number of coronavirus cases reached to 55,62,664 in India which includes 9,75,861 people who are undergoing treatment and nearly 45 lakh recovered from the virus.

A record 1,01,468 patients recovered in a day, taking their number to 44,97,867 and pushing the recovery rate to 80.86 percent, the Union health ministry data showed.

Here are the five most-affected states: (includes recoveries, deaths and active cases)

  • Maharashtra – 12,24,380 cases
  • Andhra Pradesh – 6,31,749 cases
  • Tamil Nadu – 5,47,337 cases
  • Karnataka – 5,26,876 cases
  • Uttar Pradesh – 3,58,893 cases

Meanwhile, The phase-III human clinical trial of the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University, and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII), began at the state-run Sassoon General Hospital in Pune on Monday. “We have started the phase-III trials of the vaccine (candidate Covishield). We will administer dose to 150 to 200 volunteers,” news agency PTI quoted Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Dean, Sassoon General Hospital, as saying.

Globally, over 30.4 million have been infected by the virus, of which, nearly 21 million have recovered and 958,400 people have died. While fatalities in the United States approached 200,000, China has found coronavirus particles on the packaging of frozen squid tentacles from Russia.

Britain is at a “critical point” in the pandemic, and data on cases are heading in the “wrong direction,” Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty warned Monday. The country may impose a second lockdown due to this.

 

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