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61,537 New Coronavirus Cases Reported In India:- The country reported 61,537 new cases of coronavirus yesterday which is the highest single-day spike in India. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 20,88,612. There are 6,19,088 active cases and 14,27,006 people got cured or discharged in the country. A total number of 42,518 people passed away as per the reports from the Union Health Ministry. 933 people passed away in the country in the last 24 hours in the country. This is the ninth consecutive day that the coronavirus cases in India are more than 50,000 per day. A total number of 2,33,87,171 samples have been tested till yesterday in the country and 5,98,778 samples are tested yesterday alone.
Over 5 lakhs cases are reported in just in 9 days in India. Serum Institute of India recently inked a deal with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to produce 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine for a fund of 150 million USD. USA registered 1,60,000 deaths in total due to coronavirus. Brazilian billionaire, Jorge Lemann’s foundation is funding for coronavirus vaccine. There are over 150 coronavirus vaccines in various stages of development across the globe. Some of them are in final stages of human trials. SII in association with Oxford University vaccine and a vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad, have shown good results in the human trials.