India reports highest single-day toll of 1,099, cases rise to 27.67 lakh

Spike of 64,531 cases and 1092 deaths due to coronavirus has been reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The Covid-19 tally in the country has raised to 27,67,274, including 6,76,514 active cases and 52,889 total deaths.

India reported its highest single-day death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic, reporting 1,099 fatalities on Tuesday. This was the third time that the daily deaths had crossed 1,000. The previous highest toll was 1,008 recorded on August 13.

The actual case load of the country is now around 25 per cent of the total cases. Meanwhile, Phase 3 trials of the Oxford vaccine will begin in India this week. The Oxford University vaccine candidate, Covishield, could be the first one to move into production in India.

The United States has the highest number of Covid-19 cases (5,481,795), followed by Brazil (3,407,354) and India (27,67,274). Russia has 930,276 cases, while South Africa has 592,144 infections.

In the 24 hours ending 9 am Wednesday, India reported 64,531 new cases of Covid-19 and 1,092 deaths. India’s tally of 27,67,274 cases includes 6,76,514 patients undergoing treatment, 20,37,871 patients who have recovered and 52,889 deaths.

India has tested 3,17,42,782 samples, including 8,01,518 tested on Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research has said.

Nations that hoard possible Covid-19 vaccines while excluding others will deepen the pandemic, World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday, issuing a last-ditch call for countries to join a global vaccine pact.

Pakistan’s drug regulatory agency has approved final-phase testing of a Chinese-made vaccine against coronavirus in this Islamic nation where the new virus has caused 617 deaths since February.