47,905 new cases of COVID-19 in India, up 8% since yesterday


Delhi has for the first time passed the mark of 8,000 new cases recorded daily.

New Delhi:
India today reported 47,905 new cases of COVID-19, 8% more than Wednesday. The country has up to 86.83 lakh cases to date with 1,28,121 deaths, up from 550. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh remained the five states. most affected in the country. The total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 so far stood at 80.66,501, up 52,718 from a day earlier.

Here are the top 10 developments on this front over the past 24 hours:

  1. In terms of the number of deaths from COVID-19, the top five states were Maharashtra (125), Delhi (85), West Bengal (49), Punjab (31) and Kerala (29).

  2. Up to 12,19,62,509 samples have been tested for COVID-19 as of Wednesday, of which 11,93,358 were tested only on Wednesday, according to the Indian Council for Medical Research.

  3. Jharkhand’s COVID-19 tally rose to 1.05,224 on Thursday as an additional 284 people tested positive, a health official said. Three new deaths brought the state’s coronavirus death toll to 913, he said. Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 78, followed by Bokaro (40), Dhanbad (37) and East Singhbhum (29), the official said. The state now has 4,009 active coronavirus cases, while 1,00,302 people have been cured so far.

  4. Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, and the Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR), India’s supreme body for biomedical research, today announced the completion the recruitment of phase 3 clinical trials for COVISHIELD in India. ICMR and SII have further collaborated for COVOVAX, developed by US-based Novavax and scaled up by SII, according to an ICMR release.

  5. Delhi recorded its highest daily peak on Wednesday with 8,593 new cases in 24 hours, crossing the 8,000 mark for the first time. Its second-highest daily peak was Tuesday with 7,830 cases. Delhi has recorded 85 deaths in the past 24 hours, the second highest to date. The highest was 93 on June 16. The total number of cases in Delhi stands at 4,59,975.

  6. Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 3.05,000 on Wednesday as an additional 1,220 people tested positive for the infection. Up to 15 new deaths brought the state’s death toll to 1,469, a health official said. At least 1,340 more patients were cured of the disease during the day, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,927,477, or 95.89% of the state’s case count, the official said.

  7. The United States has hit a record 136,325 new daily COVID-19 cases, the latest data from Johns Hopkins University revealed on Wednesday. The country has reported more than 10.3 million cases and more than 240,800 deaths from the disease, according to the data. The third wave of COVID-19 infections is underway in the United States as winter approaches.

  8. Massachusetts-based company Moderna Inc expects an announcement on the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine soon after it finishes accumulating data for an initial analysis of the vaccine, the company said. Moderna is conducting a clinical trial with around 30,000 participants, with half of the participants receiving the vaccine and the other half receiving a placebo, which is an injection of saline that does not appear to have an effect, CNN reported.

  9. Reopening restaurants, gyms and hotels carries the greatest risk of the spread of COVID-19, according to a study using mobile phone data from 98 million people. Researchers at Stanford University and Northwestern University used data collected in March-May from cities across the United States to map the movement of people. They looked at where they were going, how long they had stayed, how many others were there and what neighborhoods they were coming to. They then combined that information with data on the number of cases and how the virus is spread to create infection patterns.

  10. China reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, up from 17 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Thursday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that one of the new cases was a local infection in Tianjin. The other 14 are from abroad, the commission said. The total number of new asymptomatic cases fell to six from 15 reported a day earlier.



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