Record 4,308 new infections takes Delhi’s case count to over 2.5 lakh

Delhi on Thursday registered the highest one-day jump in infections with 4,308 new Covid-19 cases, taking the Capital’s overall count to more than 2.5 lakh. The toll rose to 4,666 after 28 more deaths.

Earlier in the day, the Serum Institute of India said it was reviewing the situation and pausing India trials of the Oxford vaccine till British firm AstraZeneca restarts them. This came a day after the Drugs Controller General of India issued a notice to the Serum Institute of India, after the organisation said the trials will continue, even after they were suspended in the United Kingdom.

India reported a record of 95,735 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 44,65,864. The country recorded 1,172 deaths in 24 hours, pushing the toll to 75,063. As many as 34,717,83 people have recovered from the infection. India’s recovery rate is currently 77.74%, while the mortality rate is 1.68%.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 2.77 crore people and claimed 9,01,050 lives, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 1.86 crore people have recovered from the infection worldwide.

The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.

These are the helpline numbers for states and the Union Territories.



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