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India Crosses 1 Million Active Covid Cases As 97, 894 Record Infections Reported In A Day

According to the Johns Hopkins University, India is better placed in comparison to the US and Brazil in terms of recoveries.

A record daily jump of 97,894 coronavirus infections was reported in 24 hours, taking India’s tally past the 51-lakh mark, the Health Ministry data this morning showed. India is the world’s second-worst affected country with 51,18,253 infections, and trails only the United States, which has 66 Lakh cases of the coronavirus infection. The data also showed that for the first time the number of active cases in the country have crossed the 10-lakh mark. In the last 24 hours, 1,132 deaths linked to the virus were reported, taking the total number of fatalities to 83,198.

With 2,97,506 active cases in the state, Maharashtra remains the worst affected state across the country, followed by Karnataka with 1,01,645 cases, Uttar Pradesh (96,7002), Andhra Pradesh (90,279) and Delhi (30,914).

On Wednesday, Delhi reported it’s highest single day spike with 4,473 fresh cases. The state’s Covid-19 tally now stands at 2.30 lakh.

Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday that phase-I clinical trials of the two candidate vaccines indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR and Cadila Healthcare Ltd have revealed “excellent safety”. Their phase II clinical trials are currently underway, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey informed the upper house.

The government has said that though the daily cases are among the highest in the world, the caseload, when compared with the population, is “among the lowest”. The Health Ministry has said that the number of COVID-19 cases per million population in the country stands at 3,102, adding that the number of COVID-19 cases per million population in Brazil and the US — the other two worst-hit countries — is 6 times that of India.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world, India is better placed in comparison to the US and Brazil in terms of recoveries, NDTV reported.

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