India’s tally crosses 65 lakh, govt plans to provide COVID vaccines to 25 cr by July, 2021

New Delhi, Oct 4 (UNI) The country has recorded a fresh spike of 75,829 nCoV cases during the past 24 hours, taking the tally past 65 lakh mark, while Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced that the government plans to provide Novel Coronavirus vaccines to around 25 crore people of the country by July, 2021.

Secretary at the Department of Science and Technology Prof Ashutosh Sharma said that COVID vaccines are in advanced phases of trial, adding that India has the capacity to supply the vaccine to a major part of humanity.

India has maintained its steady trend of registering less than 10 lakh active cases for the 13th consecutive day. The number of active cases reported till Sunday was 9,37,625 — 7,371 less than Saturday, according to the official data.

Fresh cases fell further down on Saturday with 76,000 people, about 3,000 less than Friday, which itself was the lowest in a month that had not been caused by low testing. The nation currently houses 65,49,374 COVID-19 patients.

Also, the peninsular registered 82,260 cured/discharged cases in the same duration, which has pushed the total recoveries so far to 55,09,967.

Meanwhile, there were 940 deaths due to the highly contagious virus since Saturday, pushing the death toll to 1,01,782 till date.

Active case-load on the country has decreased by 7,371 on Sunday, and presently, India is home to 9,37,625 active cases of Novel Coronavirus.

In terms of percentage, the active cases are 14.32 per cent, recovered at 84.13 per cent, and the deaths 1.56 per cent.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 11,42,131 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the total cumulative samples tested since the beginning of the pandemic till Sunday to 7,89,92,534.

Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with maximum case count, as well as in terms of maximum active cases.

Globally, the United States continues to remain the most-infected, followed by India and Brazil.


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