Highlights: 5 new coronavirus deaths in Uttarakhand, tally crosses 8K mark
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Covid-19 cases in India have surpassed the 1.85 million mark while the toll has risen to 38,938.
As of Tuesday, there were 586,298 active cases in the country while 1,230,509 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s dashboard.
Bringing hope, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director-general Balram Bhargava said that three of India’s Covid-19 vaccine candidates are progressing well. He said that phase II/III clinical trials for the recombinant Oxford University vaccine candidate will begin within a week at 17 sites across the country.
The global virus tally has soared past 18.45 million while the toll is nearing 700,000, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally. The US continues to be the hardest hit nation followed by Brazil and India.
At least 141 vaccine candidates are being studied globally, of which 26 are in different phases of clinical trials.
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First published: Aug 05, 2020 06:41 IST