India coronavirus: more than 64,000 new cases in a single day took India’s national coronavirus count to nearly touch 3 million.
According to the Health Ministry tally, on Wednesday morning, more than 64k cases were recorded, after India touched a testing milestone of 900k on Tuesday. All total, 3,09,41,264, tests have been conducted so far.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said a cumulative total of 3,17,42,782 tests were conducted. On Tuesday alone, 20,37,870 samples were tested.
On the same day, 1000 people died from the virus taking the death toll to 52,889. India is the second-most populous country in the world, and now has the fastest growth rate of coronavirus in the world.
However, in recent times India’s recovery rate took an upturn, and the fatality rate fell. The US and Brazil continue to remain the most affected COVID-19 hotspots in the world.
Globally, 22,173,973 number of cases have been recorded, with 781,756 number of fatalities, Johns Hopkins University data showed.
Speaking about vaccines, there are currently 160 vaccines under WHO’s observation that are being developed around the world.
Recently, WHO sounded an alarm over ‘vaccine nationalism,’ – where countries with developed vaccines tend to isolate the find from the rest of the world.
“Sharing finite supplies strategically and globally is actually in each country’s national interest. No one is safe until everyone is safe,” WHO’s Director-General Dr. Tedros said.