NEW DELHI: India's total tally is nearing 60 lakhs. The country has reported 85,362 cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours pushing the total tally to 59,03,932 and out of that, 9,60,969 are active cases, 48,49,584 people have recovered and 93,379 people died.
India's national daily positivity rate, or the percentage of tests that are positive, is 6.3%.
States Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh continue to be the worst affected in India.
Election Commission announces poll dates for the Bihar Assembly election which is the first large-scale voting exercise to be held (anywhere in the world) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Globally, there are 3,25,60,947 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 91,01,064 active cases, 2,24,71,040 people have recovered and 9,88,843 people have died.
Covax facility, which is led by the WHO (World Health Organisation), requires $16 billion in funding, of which only $2 billion has been pledged as of now.
Interim results have revealed that Johnson & Johnson's experimental COVID-19 vaccine, Ad26.COV2.S, has produced a strong immune response against the deadly disease in an early-to-mid stage clinical trial.