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India Records 50,129 New Coronavirus Cases, Over 78.64 Lakh Cases So Far

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New Delhi:
India has logged 78,64,811 coronavirus cases so far with 50,129 new infections. 578 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the total death count to 1,18,534. 62,077 patients have recovered from the infection in the country in the last 24 hours.With 70,78,123 people in the country having recovered since the beginning of the pandemic, the overall recovery rate is 89.9 per cent. India is the second worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic after the United States. The country reported its first case on January 30.

Here’s your 10-point cheatsheet to this big story:

  1. The number of coronavirus cases has seen a daily dip with October 25 reporting 50,129 cases in comparison to 55,772 a week ago.

  2. The national capital on Saturday recorded 4,116 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike in 35 days, while the death count from the disease mounted to 6,225, according to a Delhi government. This is the second consecutive day when over 4,000 cases were recorded in the city.

  3. About 61 per cent of the total recovered cases from COVID-19 are from six states and UTs of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.

  4. The coronavirus vaccine – when one is finally ready – should be available to all Indians for free, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Saturday, amid continuing controversy over the ruling BJP listing free Covid vaccines in its manifesto for next week’s Bihar election.

  5. The Mizoram government has decided to shut all schools that were reopened for students of classes 10 and 12 due to the rising number of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. 

  6. The world is now at a critical juncture in the COVID-19 pandemic and some countries are on a dangerous path, facing the prospect of health services collapsing under the strain, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday.

  7. Health officials reviewing Gilead Science Inc’s remdesivir against COVID-19 should consider all evidence, including a trial in which the medicine failed, before giving it the green light, the top WHO scientist said on Friday.

  8. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that the next three months are going to be decisive in determining the situation of coronavirus in the country and urged people to necessary precautions during the coming festival and winter season.

  9. The global figure now stands at over 4.12 crore cases and over 11.3 lakh deaths, according to WHO.

  10. The US remains the country hit hardest by far by the health crisis gripping the world, with over 2.23 lakh deaths.

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