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India’s COVID-19 cases overtakes Russia becomes third worst-hit nation in virus tally

India on July 5 recorded the third highest Coronavirus caseload in the world, overtaking Russia, India has recorded a  single-day surge of 27,094 coronavirus infections and 676 fatalities, India’s Covid-19 count zoomed past 6.97,358 lakhs, while the death toll rose to 19,963 on Sunday.

United States and Brazil are ahead of India in terms of total coronavirus cases.

Whereas Russia has 681,251 infections while Brazil has 1,578,376 and the US has 2,954,999 cases, according to Worldometer which compiles the Covid-19 data from around the globe.

Although,  India has under gone the nationwide lockdown since the last week of March to curb the virus spread. Several relaxations were made in the last three months to restart the economic activities. However, school, colleges, gyms, swimming pools were shut to avoid the spread. The international flights and metro rail have been suspended since in the last week of March.

The Ministry of science and technology on Sunday edited a press release issued earlier by the Press Information Bureau that “a vaccine is unlikely to be ready for mass use before 2021”. The release had earlier said that along with two Indian vaccines —  Covaxin and ZyCov-D — 11 of 140 vaccine candidates had entered human trials across the world, but none of them was “likely to be ready for mass use before 2021”. India’s apex medical body ICMR had said Friday it aims to launch the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine.

Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by COVID-19 pandemic, reported over 2.06 lakh cases. At least 6,555 new coronavirus cases were detected in the last 24 hours. The state reported 151 deaths today, taking the fatalities in the death toll to 8,822.

According to the state Health Department Tamil Nadu became the second state in India to confirm over 1 lakh COVID-19 cases. With 4,150 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu’s total number of confirmed Coronavirus patients surged to 1, 11,151.

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi,  Telan-gana, Karnataka, Assam, and Bihar has contributed to about 78 per cent  of the single day spike and added a total of about 10,000 cases in a day.

– Davinder Panesar, NMTV News


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