India's Covid-19 tally nears 91 lakh, Delhi witnesses highest single-day cases, deaths
New Delhi/IBNS: India, a country of 1.3 billion people, added 45,209 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the total number of infections in the country to 90.95 lakh, the Union Health Ministry data showed on Sunday.
During the same period, the country recorded 501 deaths pushing the total fatalities' tally to 1,33,227.
At present, the Asian country's total contagion toll stands at 90,95,806.
As of date, 85,21,617 people have recovered from the infection taking the recovery rate to 93.69 per cent.
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(As on 22 November, 2020, 08:00 AM)
➡️Confirmed cases: 90,95,806
➡️Recovered: 85,21,617 (93.69%)👍
➡️Active cases: 4,40,962 (4.85%)
➡️Deaths: 1,33,227 (1.46%)#IndiaFightsCorona#Unite2FightCorona#StaySafe pic.twitter.com/TaGdwreYnh
Delhi logged in the highest number of cases in the last 24 hours with 5,879 infections.
The national capital also saw 111 deaths in a day, the highest in the country in 24 hours. The total infections in Delhi have soared over the 5-lakh mark as well.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a virtual meeting with top officials including those from the centre's think-tank NITI Aayog on India's strategy for developing a COVID-19 vaccine and the way forward.
Several drug companies are involved in developing a vaccine against COVID-19, which has killed millions across the world since its outbreak in China in December last year.
US pharmaceutical major Pfizer on Wednesday confirmed that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate is 95 per cent effective in the final analysis of the Phase 3 trial.
Five vaccines are in advanced stages of development in India, out of which 4 are in Phase II/III and one is in Phase-I/II. Countries such as Bangladesh, Myanmar, Qatar, Bhutan, Switzerland, Bahrain, Austria and South Korea – have shown keen interest in partnering for vaccine development of Indian vaccines and use thereof.