Corona Updates You Must Track: Nearly 29,000 Cases In 24 Hours, Russia Completes Trial for COVID-19 Vaccine

India’s coronavirus tally rose to 8.78 lakh with more than 3 lakh active cases and 5.53 lakh recoveries. In the last 24 hours, 500 people succumbed to the disease across the country

Kritika Banerjee Published Jul 13, 2020 12:23:48 IST
Corona Updates You Must Track: Nearly 29,000 Cases In 24 Hours, Russia Completes Trial for COVID-19 Vaccine A COVID-19 survivor donating plasma at the plasma bank at the Kolkata Medical College. Photo: Twitter/@wbdhfw

India cases and toll: India’s coronavirus count rose to 8,78,254 on Monday morning, according to the latest data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The active cases have crossed the 3-lakh mark and have climbed to 3,01,609 while the recoveries stand at 5,53,470. In the biggest one-day jump in numbers, India reported 28,701 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. During the same time, 500 people lost their lives to the virus, taking the COVID-19 toll to 23,174 deaths. A total of 2,19,103 people were tested for coronavirus infection on Sunday.

Russia finishes trials for world’s first COVID-19 vaccine: According to various news reports, the Center for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenov University in Russia has successfully completed the clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine on humans. The vaccine is developed by Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. Russia has recorded more than 7 lakh cases of coronavirus and over 11,000 deaths.

How is Maharashtra faring: Maharashtra added 7,837 fresh cases of coronavirus and 173 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the state’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 2,54,427 cases with 10,289 deaths. The state currently has 1,03,813 active cases of the disease even as 1,40,325 people have recovered. Mumbai recorded 1,243 new cases on Sunday, taking the city’s COVID-19 tally to 92,988. Actor Amitabh Bachchan and his family have tested positive for the infection, including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and their daughter Aaradhya.

covid-tracker_071320122240.jpgCOVID-19 Tracker. Source: Twitter/@COVIDNewsByMIB

West Bengal crosses the 30,000 mark: West Bengal recorded its single-biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases on Sunday. With 1,560 fresh cases, the state’s COVID-19 tally breached the 30,000 mark. Of 30,013 cases reported so far, 10,500 are active cases, 18,581 recoveries and 932 deaths. Bengal got its first plasma bank last week, at the Kolkata Medical College Hospital.

Karnataka sounds an alarm: As Karnataka records an uninterrupted surge in fresh cases on a daily basis, the state’s health minister B. Sriramulu said the number of coronavirus cases could double in the next 15-20 days. A total lockdown will be imposed in Bengaluru, in both urban and rural areas, from 14 July to 22 July. The state reported 2,627 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the count to 38,843.

Global corona update: The World Health Organization on Sunday confirmed a record surge in coronavirus cases globally—2,30,370 were reported in 24 hours. According to Worldometer, a website that tracks COVID-19 cases globally, the total case count has climbed to 1,30,39,853 with 75,87,716 recoveries and 5,71,659 deaths.

The US, which remains the worst-hit country by the virus, recorded 66,500 fresh cases of coronavirus on Sunday. The country has recorded 34,13,995 cases of coronavirus so far, with 1,37,782 deaths. It is followed by Brazil, which has recorded 18,66,176 COVID-19 cases and 72,151 deaths.

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