Coronavirus update: India has recorded almost 90,000 new Covid-19 cases up to now 24 hours. With this, the country’s tally has surged past the 4.3 million mark to 4,367,436. Death toll has climbed to 73,923. According to the health ministry, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu account for 62% of complete active coronavirus cases in the country. India’s cumulative tests for detection of the virus has surpassed five million, while tests per million have risen from 6,396 on July 1 to 36,703.
Delhi recorded 3,609 fresh corona cases, taking tally to 197,135. Uttarakhand’s tally has surged to 26,094.
Coronavirus vaccine update: The clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Oxford, which used to be expected to begin at PGIMER in Chandigarh, have been delayed by a minimum of a week over safety approvals.
World coronavirus update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 27,721,018. While 19,808,577 have retrieved, 900,844 have died so far. The United States, the worst-hit country, has 6,513,264 cases. It is followed by India which has 4,367,436, Brazil (4,165,124) and Russia (1,035,789).