Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 69,239 New Cases In Last 24 Hours Push India’s Covid Tally To 30.44 Lakh
(India COVID-19 Cases: About 22 lakh COVID-19 patients have recovered so far; the recovery rate stood at 74.89 per cent this morning.)
India’s coronavirus tally passed 30.44 Lakh lakh today with a single-day jump of 69,239 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. About 22 lakh COVID-19 patients have recovered so far; the recovery rate stood at 74.89 per cent this morning. The number of deaths linked to coronavirus rose to 56,706 after 912 deaths were logged in the last 24 hours, the government data shows.
The number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 3 million just 15 days after the country reported 2 million cases, according to data. India logged more than 2 million coronavirus cases on August 7. The total cases in India are now 30,05,281, up by 29,580 since the last update 24 hours ago. India is behind Brazil and the US in biggest number of cases. India has been reporting the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases for the last 18 days.
In a first in India, the country’s top medical research body is working to create an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) vaccine portal, as a repository for all information related to vaccine development in India. The ICMR vaccine portal would be made public by the next week.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that India’s first vaccine against the novel coronavirus could be available by end of this year.
Maharashtra with 6,57,450 has the highest cases in India, followed by Tamil Nadu (3,73,410) and Andhra Pradesh (3,45,216).