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Covid-19 update: With 37,975 new infections, India’s tally rises to 91,77,841

Nov. 24, 2020, 10:18 a.m.

New Delhi: India reported 37,975 new Covid infections in last 24-hour, taking nation’s total tally to 91,77,841. With 480 new fatalities in a span of 24-hour, the death toll have  mounted to 1,34,218, the latest update from Health Ministry said. 

As of now, there are 4,38,667 active cases in the country. With 42,314 new discharges in last 24-hour, the total number of recoveries in the country have reached 86,04,955.

Delhi reported its lowest daily of the week with 4,400 new cases while death toll remained high with 121 more people dying in 24-hour. 

After Delhi, Maharashtra(50), West Bengal(49), from Uttar Pradesh(35),Kerala(27) and Haryana(25) account for most number of deaths in the last 24-hour.

A total of 13,36,82,275 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till November 23. Of these, 10,99,545 were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research. 

The national recovery rate of the country currently stands at  93.68 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate further dropped to 1.46 per cent. 

While the total number of cases saw drop in the country, infections have rose rapidly in some state including Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Amid the recent upwards trend in covid-19 infections in metro cities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will two back to back meetings with states. One of the meeting will be with the eight states who have reported the highest number of cases while the other will be with all the states and UTs to discuss the covid-19 vaccine distribution module. 

On the vaccine front, AstraZeneca and Oxford’s vaccine candidate on Monday reported 70 per cent protection against the virus. However, after the two-dose regimen, the vaccine can be up to 90 per cent effective, the official statement released by the drug maker said. 

Meanwhile, the global number of covid-19 cases has topped 59 million, while the deaths have  surpassed 1.39 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. United States accounted for the most number of global cases as it added 1.72 lakh new infections.

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