India fight Coronavirus: India’s Covid-19 pandemic continued to escalate as a record 77,266 fresh were reported in 24 hours, union health ministry data showed on Friday morning. With this, India’s overall Covid-19 tally now stands at 33,87,500 infections.
The country has also leapfrogged Brazil to have the second highest active Covid-19 cases in the world at 7,42,043 cases. The deaths toll is 61,529 as 1,057 more deaths were recorded in the last one day.
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The union health ministry, however, said the fatality rate was lower as “effective implementation” of Centre’s strategic and graded Test-Track-Treat approach had led to higher recoveries.
US President Donald Trump today said three coronavirus vaccines will be ready for production soon and could be made available this year, doubling down on the accelerated timeline ahead of the US Presidential Elections that has been doubted by experts.
“We are getting our scientists to develop vaccines under ‘Operation Warp Speed’. We have 3 vaccines that will be available for production soon and they will be available this year,” Trump said at the Republican National Convention, adding,” “We will have a safe and effective vaccine this year and together we will crush the virus.”