NEW DELHI: India has reported 86,508 cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours and pushed the total tally to 57,32,518 million and out of that, 9,66,382 are active cases, 46,74,987 people recovered, and 91,149 people died.
PM said to the CMs of the states that are contributing largely to the COVID-19 figures about the necessity to reassess the effectiveness of local lockdowns, stressing that micro-containment zones will be the way forward to contain COVID-19.
Indian states with the highest number of recoveries include; Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, J&K, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Goa, Chattisgarh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Ladakh, Daman and Diu.
The Union Ministry of health and family welfare (MoH&FW) said that 14 Indian states have demonstrated better coronavirus disease response on the basis of higher tests per million (TPM) population and corresponding lower positivity rate than the national average.
Junior Railways Minister Suresh Angadi died nearly two weeks after he tested positive for COVID.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra, who faced heat for his 'I don't wear mask ' comment, expressed regret for making that. He stressed on the importance of wearing a mask.
110,000 people were given employment under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), as per reports.
The Jodhpur district administration launched the ‘No Mask - No Entry’ and ‘No Mask - No Service’ campaign to spread awareness.
In Mumbai, Mumbai Police have shut operations at two dedicated coronavirus disease care centres (CCCs); Mumbai Police Gymkhana at Marine Drive and at Marol. Rajkumar Vhatkar, joint commissioner of police (administration), Mumbai Police, said that the decision is taken to not waste resources.
Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the Union Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) led Department for Biotechnology (DBT) is supporting the development of eight vaccine candidates against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the country at a cost of Rs 75 crore, 17 proposals for diagnostic devices at a cost of Rs 10 crore and 13 possible therapeutic interventions at a cost of Rs 9.6 crore.
Google is working on a map that will help in detecting the COVID trends in an area.
Globally, there are 3,18,73,698 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 89,20,499 are active cases, 2,19,76,907 people have recovered, and 9,76,292 people have died.
A study of more than 5,000 genetic sequences of the coronavirus, which reveals the virus's continual accumulation of mutations, have been released by scientists at Houston.
Vaccine by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is the fourth vaccine to enter the large phase 3 trials.
Professor Sunetra Gupta, Indian-origin Oxford University academic leads a group of over 30 academics who have expressed their doubts over the UK government's localised and national lockdown.