Covid LIVE: Covaxin 77.8% effective in review by expert panel, says report

Corona updates: India reported 42,640 new cases in the last 24 hours, lowest single-day spike since March 19. With this, the country’s total coronavirus caseload has has reached 29,977,861. The country also reported a sharp dip in new deaths with 1,167 fatalities being reported yesterday. The death toll now stands at 389,302. The Health Ministry said record 8 million doses of Covid vaccines were administered on Day one of implementation of ‘Revised Guidelines for Covid Vaccination’ on Monday.

Kerala reported 7,499 new infections, followed by Maharashtra (6,270), Tamil Nadu (7,427), Andhra Pradesh (2,620), Karnataka (4,867), Delhi (89) West Bengal (2,184).

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,972,781), Karnataka (2,806,453), Kerala (2,809,394), Tamil Nadu (2,422,497), Andhra Pradesh (1,850,563).

World coronavirus update: Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with more than 179,534,431 confirmed cases 3,888,355 deaths across nearly 200 countries recorded since China reported its first cases in December 2019. The US remains the worst-hit country with 34,419,838, followed by India, Brazil, France Turkey.

To read updates from our yesterday’s blog, click here

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