BS Web Team | New Delhi Last Updated on August 12, 2020, 16:55 IST
Coronavirus update: India has again recorded over 61,000 cases in 24 hours, taking its tally way past the 2.3-million mark. With 835 fatalities in a single day, the country’s death toll has risen to 46,216, very close to the UK’s toll. The five most affected Indian states by a total tally of cases are Maharashtra (535,601), Tamil Nadu (308,649), Andhra Pradesh (244,549;), Karnataka (182,354), and Delhi (147,391). Coronavirus tally in West Bengal, meanwhile, has crossed the 100,000-mark with 2,931 new infections.
Nearly eight months into the coronavirus outbreak, Russia has become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a corona vaccine, dubbed “Sputnik V” (a reference to the world’s first satellite), for civilian use, according to President Vladimir Putin.
Coronavirus world update: As many as 20,553,328 people around the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19. While more than 13,465,642 have recovered, 746,652 have died so far.
Delhi reports 1,113 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths today
Delhi recorded 1,113 fresh coronavirus cases taking the caseload to over 1.48 lakh, while the death toll has risen to 4,153, authorities said on Wednesday. According to a Delhi Government health bulletin, a total of 6,472 RT-PCR tests and 12,422 rapid antigen tests were carried out in the last 24 hours.
The total number of cases stands at 1,48,504. As many as 1,33,405 patients have recovered, migrated, or been discharged, while the number of active cases stands at 10,946.
Fourteen fresh fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 4,153. The number of containment zones stands at 523.