Corona Updates You Must Track: India COVID-19 Tally At 72.39 Lakh, West Bengal, Kerala Breach 3-Lakh Mark
India reported 63,509 coronavirus cases and 730 deaths in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, an elderly Dutch woman has become the first known person to die of COVID-19 re-infection
India cases and toll: With 63,509 new infections in the last 24 hours, between 8 am Tuesday and 8 am Wednesday, India’s coronavirus tally has climbed to 72,39,389, as per the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. During the same period, 730 COVID-19 fatalities were recorded across the country, taking the overall toll to 1,10,586. So far, 63,01,927 people have recovered from the illness—the recovery rate stands at 87.05 per cent. India conducted 11,45,015 tests for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Kerala tally crosses 3-lakh mark: Kerala has been witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases post-Onam. The southern state’s coronavirus tally has now breached the 3-lakh mark. It also recorded the maximum cases by any state/UT in the last 24 hours. With 8,764 new infections, Kerala’s count stands at 3,03,896 cases. Of the total caseload, 95,493 (or 31 per cent) are active cases. So far, 2,07,357 people have recovered from the disease while 1,046 have succumbed to it, with 21 people losing the battle against COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
COVID-19 tracker for 14 October. Source: Twitter/@COVIDNewsByMIB
West Bengal reports record surge, tally crosses 3-lakh mark: West Bengal reported 3,631 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the biggest surge in daily cases in the state so far. With this, Bengal’s COVID-19 tally also crossed the 3-lakh mark, and is currently at 3,02,020. A total of 62 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s coronavirus toll to 5,744. Bengal has 30,988 active COVID-19 cases while 2,65,288 people have recovered from the illness.
Oxford vaccine phase-3 results could be out by November-December: The results of the phase-3 clinical trials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca experimental vaccine that are being conducted in India could be available by November-end to early-December, said The Times of India. The report quoted Niti Aayog member Dr V.K. Paul as saying that once a vaccine is approved, “there will be no delay in making them available”.
Global corona update: The global COVID-19 tally has surged to 3,84,04,464 cases, which includes 84,38,872 active cases, 2,88,74,023 recoveries and 10,91,569 deaths, as per Worldometer. Currently, 70,036 COVID-19 patients are in critical or serious condition.
While cases of COVID-19 re-infection are being reported across the world, an 89-year-old Dutch woman has become the first person to die after she was diagnosed with the infection a second time, reported CNN. The woman was also suffering from a rare type of bone marrow cancer.