Highlights: Maharashtra reports 7,347 new cases, 184 deaths
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The number of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has surpassed 7.76 million in India with 695,509 active cases while the toll from the infection has gone up to 117,306, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare as on Friday.
The recovery figures, however, continue to bind hopes of the nation. As many as 6,948,497 people have recovered from Covid-19 in home isolation or have been discharged from the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI’s) Expert Committee has recommended granting permission to conduct Phase III clinical trials for Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin. The panel added that the recommendation is after assessing data from Phase I & II as well as animal challenge study.
The global infection tally has reached 41,595,980 while 1,135,880 people have died of the disease.
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Maharashtra reports 7,347 new Covid-19 cases, 184 deaths
Maharashtra reports 7,347 new Covid-19 cases, 184 deaths and 13,247 discharges in the last 24 hours, as per the state's Public Health Department.
Total cases in the state rise to 16,32,544, with 43,015 deaths and 14,45,103 recovered patients. Active cases stand at 1,43,922.
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First published: Oct 23, 2020 08:28 IST