India records 67,151 fresh COVID-19 cases, death toll inches to 60K

India records 67,151 fresh COVID-19 cases, death toll inches to 60K

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The country recorded 67,151 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,059 deaths in the last 24 hours. This now takes the country’s tally to 32,34,475 Covid-19 cases, including 7,07,267 patients who are under treatment, 24,67,759 who have recovered, and 59,449 deaths, the Union Health Ministry informed.

The Government will announce fresh guidelines for Unlock the upcoming days. The Metro service in Delhi NCR is likely to resume in September, the Ministry of Home Affairs said. The Metro service in the capital was suspended since March 22 due to the pandemic.

In other vaccine-related news, the Centre is in touch with Russia over its vaccine for Covid-19, called Sputnik-V. “As far as Sputnik-V vaccine is concerned, India and Russia are in communication. Some initial information has been shared,” Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan announced at a press conference.

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Meanwhile, over 23 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus across the world, including over eight lakh who succumbed. The World Health Organization (WHO) has taken note of reports that a Hong Kong man became infected twice, the first documented cases of re-infection, saying it provided important information for scientists studying immunity and developing a vaccine.

At least 1,066 coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-related deaths were detected and the toll is inching towards the 60,000 marks and stands at 59,598 on Tuesday.

The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) officials are maintaining that the Covid-19 case fatality rate (CFR) is below 2% and is trying to bring it down to under 1%.

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