Coronavirus LIVE: Pfizer says vaccine likely in 2020; India tally 7,990,322


Coronavirus update: A day after recording the lowest number of fresh Covid-19 cases since July 18, India on Tuesday reported  a day by day hop of 43,893, even as the tally soared to 7,990,322. The country’s death toll mounted to 120,054. Delhi recorded 4,853 fresh Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, its highest single-day spike yet; the infection tally in the city rose to over 364,000.
Coronavirus vaccine update: Pfizer executives expressed measured optimism Tuesday over the prospect of providing a coronavirus vaccine in 2020. Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla said the drug giant could provide some 40 million doses in the US in 2020 whether clinical testing proceeds as expected and regulators approve a vaccine.

World coronavirus update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 44,234,182. While 32,441,959 have retrieved, 1,171,260 have died so far. The United States, the worst-hit country, has 9,037,951 cases. It is followed by India, which has 7,988,853 cases, Brazil (5,440,903) and Russia (1,547,774).

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