Coronavirus update: India has recorded its biggest 24-hour spike of 97,654 coronavirus cases. With this, India’s tally has surged to 4,751,788. Death toll currently stands at 78,614. Prior to now seven days, India has recorded 636,889 Covid cases. After record day-to-day spike of 248,86 cases, Maharashtra’s Covid tally crosses 1-million mark.
Kerala’s complete number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 100,000 and Uttar Pradesh’s tally is nearing 300,000. Delhi reported 4,266 fresh corona cases, taking tally to over 209,000. Sixty per cent of the day-to-day new Covid-19 recoveries in India are from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, which also account for 57 per cent of the new cases, according to MoHFW.
Coronavirus vaccine update: Immunogenicity study conducted on mice for coronavirus vaccine candidate being developed by National Institute of Immunology has shown encouraging results, said NII Director Amulya Panda. Drugs Controller General of India has directed Serum Institute of India to suspend till further orders new recruitment in phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine candidate.
World coronavirus update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 20,803,695. While 20,803,695 have retrieved, 924,486 have died so far. The USA, the worst-hit country, has 6,635,933 cases. It is followed by India, which has 4,657,379 cases, Brazil (4,283,978) and Russia (1,051,874).