India’s total cases surged to 80,88,851, with 48,648 new infections being recorded on Friday. The national Covid recovery rate further jumped to 91.15 per cent.
According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the Covid-19 death toll in the country climbed to 1,21,090 with 563 new fatalities.
A total of 73,73,375 people have recuperated from Covid-19 so far pushing the national recovery rate to 91.15 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.50 per cent.
A total of 73,73,375 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 5,94,386 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date, which comprises 7.35 percent of the total caseload. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases.
The Centre has asked states to constitute committees for coordination and overseeing COVID-19 vaccination drive while ensuring minimal disruptions in other routine healthcare services, and stressed early tracking of social media to dispel rumours which could impact the community acceptance of coronavirus inoculation.
With the results of last-stage clinical trials by two Covid-19 vaccine frontrunners — Moderna Inc and Pfizer — expected in the coming weeks, hopes have risen of securing an antidote to the novel coronavirus by December itself as infections surge across the United States and Europe with the onset of winter. Moreover, despite minor setbacks during Phase III trials in the past two months, the vaccine developed by University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc has produced immune responses in both elderly and young people.