India touched a new high for its single-day rise of COVID-19 cases.
To a surprise, the country reported 24,248 cases and 435 deaths in the last 24 hours.
With this, India’s overall COVID-19 positive cases tally is closer to 7 lakh mark (6.98 lakh).
According to the government data, now India moved to the third position for COVID-19 cases, pushing Russia to the fourth place.
Now, the world’s top three nations with the highest COVID-19 rate are the US (28 lakhs), Brazil (15 lakhs), India (6.9 lakhs), and Russia (6.8 lakhs), as of July 06, 2020.
As the global reports show, around 40,000 new cases were added to the US tally in the last 24 hours.
India is currently performing the clinical trials of its home-made vaccines – COVAX and ZyCov-D.
ICMR is planning to release the vaccine for public usage by August 15, 2020.
With 2,700 cases in the last 10 days, Assam confirmed a community-level transmission in the state and alerted its people to remain extra cautious.
Meanwhile, the government also withdrew its plans to re-open the Taj Mahal for visitors considering the new spike in cases.
Bengal also reported its highest single-day rise with 895 cases in the last 24 hours.
Telangana is also reporting a rapid rise with 1,590 cases and 7 deaths on July 05, 2020. Now, the state’s overall tally is 23,902 positive cases and 295 deaths.
While 12,703 people have been cured/discharged, nearly 10,904 people are undergoing treatment across various hospitals in Telangana.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected with 206,619 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (111,511), Delhi (99,444), Gujarat (36,123), and UP (27,707), among others.
Now, India has 254,044 active cases, and 424,960 have been cured/discharged. Around 99,69,662 samples were tested as of July 05, 2020.