Corona Updates You Must Track: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh Record More Than 10,000 Cases In A Day, India Tally At 19.64 Lakh
With more than 900 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 toll climbed to 40,699
India cases and toll: India recorded 56,282 cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, a jump from 52,509 the previous day. India’s COVID-19 count has climbed to 19,64,536 with 5,95,501 active cases and 13,28,336 recoveries. The death toll has moved up to 40,699 with 904 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. India conducted 6,64,949 tests for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Check the urge to party, says WHO: The World Health Organization, on Wednesday, asked youngsters to check the urge to party so that new outbreaks of COVID-19 can be prevented, reported Reuters. “Younger people also need to take on board that they have a responsibility. Ask yourself the question: Do I really need to go to that party?” said Mike Ryan, emergencies chief, WHO. As per WHO data, the number of people in the 15–24 age group getting infected with the virus has grown three-fold.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh biggest contributors: Maharashtra recorded its highest daily COVID-19 toll on Wednesday as 334 people succumbed to the disease. The state added 10,309 coronavirus cases to its tally, which has now climbed to 4,68,265. The state has 1,46,268 active cases of coronavirus while 3,05,521 people have recovered from the illness.
Andhra Pradesh too recorded more than 10,000 coronavirus cases on Wednesday. With 10,128 cases in the last 24 hours, the state’s coronavirus tally rose to 1,86,461. In the last 24 hours, 77 people lost their lives to the virus, taking the state’s toll to 1,681.
COVID-19 tracker for 6 August. Source: Twitter/@COVIDNewsByMIB
Novavax signs vaccine supply deal with Serum Institute: Maryland-based vaccine development firm, Novavax, has inked a deal with Pune-based Serum Institute of India for development and commercialization of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, reported Reuters. Serum Institute will have exclusive rights for the vaccine’s supply in India during the term of the deal.
Global corona update: The global coronavirus tally has climbed to 1,89,78,915 with 1,21,69,108 recoveries and 7,11,250 deaths, as per Worldometer. There are 60,98,557 active cases of coronavirus across countries, of which 65,480 are critical. The US and Brazil continue to lead the charts with 49,73,568 and 28,62,761 total cases of coronavirus, respectively. Mexico is emerging as a global hotspot with 4,56,100 cases of coronavirus, including 49,698 deaths.