Highlights: Himachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally climbs to 14,457
The Union health ministry on Monday said that the first vaccine in India will most likely be available by early 2021 adding the research to develop a Covid-19 vaccine is being “done expeditiously”.
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On Monday, India added 82,170 cases and 1,039 deaths due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease which pushed the tally to over six million, as per the Union health ministry’s dashboard. The active cases have climbed to 962,640 whereas over five million people have recovered so far. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh continue to be the five worst-affected states. The health ministry on Monday said that the first vaccine in India will most likely be available by early 2021 adding the research to develop a Covid-19 vaccine is being “done expeditiously”.
Globally, the number of deaths has crossed one million mark in a caseload of 33.3 million, a worldometers data shows. United States, India, Brazil and Russia continue to be the four worst-affected countries while Colombia has overtaken fellow Latin American country Peru to be the fifth worst-hit. Spain, Mexico, Argentina and South Africa complete the list of the ten worst-hit countries.
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With 82,170 new Covid-19 cases, India goes past six million mark
India records 82,170 new Covid-19 cases, taking its tally past six million mark to 6,074,702., Union health ministry's data shows. With 74,893 new recoveries, total recoveries go past five million mark to 5,016,520. Death toll reaches 95,542 with 1,039 new fatalities while active cases at 962,640.
First published: Sep 28, 2020 07:02 IST