Delhi: On Sunday, India has recorded 45,231 new cases and 496 deaths, according to the union health ministry update. The total tally of coronavirus has now reached to 8,222,231, world’s second worst hit country after US.
The number of active cases stood at 561,908 and India’s death toll is at 122,607, the health ministry’s data showed at 8am.
With 53,285 recoveries in the last 24 hours, 7,544,798 Covid-19 patients have been cured of the viral disease so far, according to the health ministry.
The national recovery rate has further improved to 91.68%. The gap between recovered and active cases is no 6,982,890. On Sunday, there were 7,491,513 recovered cases in total and the ministry said that 76% of these were concentrated in 10 states and Union territories.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 11,07,43,103 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to November 1 with 8,55,800 samples being tested on Sunday.
Covaxin, India’s first immunization against novel Coronavirus, is all set launch in the second quarter of the next year if it gets the requisite approvals. Hyderabad-based firm has received approval from the drug regulator to conduct a Phase III clinical trial in the country.
The worldwide count of Covid cases remains at 46,804,423. While 33,742,731 have recuperated, 1,205,044 have passed on up until this point. The US, the most terrible hit nation, has 9,473,720 cases. It is trailed by India, which has 8,038,765 cases, Russia (1,636,781) and Brazil (5,545,705). The World Health Organization (WHO) boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has self-isolated after somebody he had been in contact with tried positive for Covid.