India reported 31,094 fresh Covid-19 cases. The total tally now stands at 9,564,565. The country’s death toll has mounted to 139,102.
With 1,837,358 cases, Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases, followed by Karnataka 889,113, Andhra Pradesh 870,000, Tamil Nadu 786,163, and Kerala 620,049.
Delhi reported 3,734 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total count of cases in the national capital to 5,82,058
Meanwhile, the Union government has called an all-party meeting to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic situation today, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to interact with floor leaders of various parties from both houses of parliament.
Dr Randeep Guleria, director, All India Institute of Medical Science said on Thursday that India may get emergency-use authorisation for a coronavirus vaccine from regulators by the end of December or early January, with several candidates now in the final stage of trials.