With second wave nowhere close to waning, India today recorded 48,786 infections 1,005 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The country’s total coronavirus caseload stands at 30,411,634, while the death toll has jumped to 399,459. A day after India formally requested European Union member states to include both Covishield Covaxin in their exemption list for the passport, Switzerlseven EU countries have added the Serum Institute-manufactured Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine.
Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, IrelSpain are the seven EU member countries that accepted Covishield vaccine today.
Kerala reported 13,550 new infections, followed by Maharashtra (8,085), Tamil Nadu (4,506), Andhra Pradesh (3,520), Karnataka (3,382), Delhi (101) West Bengal (1,478).
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (6,061,404), Kerala (2,924,165), Karnataka (2,843,810), Tamil Nadu (2,479,696), Andhra Pradesh (1,889,513).
World coronavirus update: Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with 182,962,443 confirmed cases 3,962,378 deaths across nearly 200 countries recorded since China reported its first cases in December 2019. The US remains the worst-hit country with 34,543,512 cases, followed by India, Brazil, France Russia.