India’s coronavirus case count reached 37,69,523 on Wednesday after 78,357 new cases were registered in 24 hours. The toll rose by 1,045 to 66,333. There are 8,01,282 active cases, and more than 29 lakh patients have recovered.
Of the 1,045 fresh deaths, 320 are from Maharashtra, 135 from Karnataka, 96 from Tamil Nadu, 84 from Andhra Pradesh, 59 from Punjab, 56 from Uttar Pradesh, 55 from West Bengal, 39 from Bihar, 32 from Madhya Pradesh, 18 from Delhi, 17 from Haryana, 14 each from Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir, 13 from Rajasthan and 12 from Puducherry.
Eleven fatalities each have been reported from Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttarakhand, 10 each from Chhattisgarh and Telangana, nine from Assam, five from Tripura, four from Kerala, two each from Himachal Pradesh, Goa and Meghalaya, while Chandigarh, Manipur, Ladakh and Sikkim have registered one fatality each.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant tested positive for the coronavirus and said that he is in home isolation.
The United States has decided to go alone and not work with an international cooperative effort to develop and distribute a vaccine. The decision is believed to be guided by Donald Trump’s reservation about the World Health Organization. More than 150 countries are setting up the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility, or COVAX.
A sero survey in Chennai found that every fifth person in the city may have been infected by the novel coronavirus. The results of the survey, conducted by the Greater Chennai Corporation, were released on Tuesday.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 2.56 crore people and killed over 8.55 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University’s tracker. Over 1.69 crore people across the world have recovered from the infection.