Coronavirus Live Updates: India has now taken the third spot in the list of nations worst hit by coronavirus. The country logged more than 6.9 lakh cases on Sunday evening, according to data from state governments, overtaking Russia, which had 6.8 lakh as per America’s Johns Hopkins University (JHU). India is now preceded only by Brazil and the US. Brazil has over 15 lakh cases and the US has more than 28 lakh.
India added a record number of coronavirus cases on Sunday. In its daily morning update, the health ministry reported just under 25,000 cases and 613 deaths in 24 hours — the biggest daily spike since the first case was detected in late January.
The surge, that took the number of deaths to 19,268, came as infections rose in the western and southern parts of the country amid heavy monsoon rains.
Approval for human clinical trials for two made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine candidates – COVAXIN and ZyCov-D – marks the “beginning of the end” for the novel coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 1.12 crore people worldwide and left more than 5.3 lakh dead, the government said on Sunday.
The Delhi government on Sunday instructed all health care facilities to carry out compulsory rapid antigen detection testing of patients with ILI symptoms, patients admitted with SARI and other high-risk individuals who visit their facilities.
Here are the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases In India Live Updates:
The government has withdrawn a planned reopening of the Taj Mahal, citing the risk of new coronavirus infections spreading in Agra from visitors flocking to see the monument, reports Reuters.
Telangana on Sunday recorded 1,590 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths, according to the state government’s Director of Public Health and Family Welfare.
The state”s coronavirus count has touched 23,902 including 12,703 cured/discharged and 295 deaths.
Presently, 10,904 COVID-19 patients are being treated in different hospitals of the state.
With 895 cases, West Bengal has reported the highest spike in new coronavirus cases in 24 hours. There have been 21 deaths in the last 24 hours. State capital Kolkata too peaked at 244 new cases. On Saturday, the state had reported 743 new cases. Besides Kolkata, worst hit are north and south 24 Parganas district – large areas in these two districts are part of greater Kolkata. Read more here