India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 47 lakh mark with 94,372 new cases

New Delhi (NVI): In yet another huge surge of 94,372 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 47 lakh mark, the Health Ministry said today.

With this, the overall tally has gone up to 47,54,356, as per the health ministry’s latest data. There are 9,73,175 active cases in the country now.

1,172 fresh deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll due to the deadly virus to 78,586. So far, 37,02,595 corona patients have been discharged.

Maharashtra remains the worst-hit states from the pandemic where total confirmed cases have gone up to 10,37,765. The state has reported over 22,000 Covid cases and 391 deaths since yesterday. 29,115 people have lost their lives in the states due to the virus so far.

Maharashtra is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. India is currently the second worst-affected country in the world after the US. It surpassed Brazil a few days ago in the number of cases.

India’s recovery rate now stands at 77.8 per cent, according to a Health Ministry statement yesterday.

The Serum Institute of India (SII) is ready to restart coronavirus vaccine trials – pending permission from the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) – the manufacturer said in a statement yesterday.

The SII had suspended recruitment for Phase 2 and Phase 3 India trials of the Covishield vaccine – being developed by pharma giant AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford – after concerns over the health of a trial participant in the UK. British regulators directed the UK trials to be halted.

Meanwhile, the global coronavirus cases have reached 28.6 million, with 9,18,000 deaths so far, according to the Johns Hopkins University.