Highlights: Delhi’s Covid-19 tally past 1.28 L with 1,025 new cases
As per the ministry of health and family welfare, India logged nearly 50,000 cases in last 24 hours which took the country's tally to 12,87,945. The death toll has now reached 30,601.
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On Tuesday and Wednesday, India reported a slight dip in the number of coronavirus cases per day which were at an all time high last week. This gave an indication that the country might witness a downward trend in the coming days. But on Thursday, as per the health ministry, more than 45,000 cases and 1,129 were reported. Today, nearly 50,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 which took the country's tally to 12,87,945. The death toll has now reached 30,601.
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Karnataka continue to be worst-affected from the pandemic.
Delhi over the past few days has seen a reduction as the number of cases recorded per day are less than 2,000. The national capital's recovery rate which was previously at 36% has now gone up to 84%, which is much higher than the national recovery rate.
Amid the ongoing race between countries to produce a vaccine which is effective and has least side effects, the Serum Institute of India is hopeful of developing a vaccine by October-November this year and it plans to produce over one billion doses in the coming year.
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First published: Jul 24, 2020 05:48 IST