The number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 69 loop with 70,496 infections reported in one day, while active infection cases fell below 9 loop after one month, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health updated on Friday.
Total COVID-19 cases mounted at 69,06,151 and the death toll reached 1,06,490, the data showed.
Total recoveries have risen to 59.06,069 pushing the recovery rate to 85.52 per cent, while there are 8.93,592 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country accounting for 12.94 per cent of the total case load, the data said.
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The Czech Republic’s daily count for the new coronavirus rose to 5,394 on Thursday, the third consecutive record, as the country tightened anti-pandemic measures in a bid to curb the latest wave.
The total number of cases reached 100,757 in the country with 10.7 million and 869 people have died in connection with COVID-19 disease, Reuters reported.
At least 784 other people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand, which raised the number to 90,486, while eight new disasters raised the number to 775, a health department official said Friday.
Five deaths were recorded in Ranchi, and one each in Palamu, Ramgarh and Bokaro, he said.
Mizoram has reported seven new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of people infected with the virus in the state to 2,157, the State government said Friday. The total number of COVID-19 includes 220 active cases and 1,937 downloads.
Mizoram has not seen any COVID-19 fatalities so far, ANI reported.
The number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 69 loop with 70,496 infections reported in one day, while active infection cases fell below 9 loop after one month, the PTI reported.
Australia reported its second straight day without any deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, the longest stretch without any fatality from the virus in three months.
Australian states and territories reported 16 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, from 28 on Thursday, and no deaths in two days, the first time Australia has spent 48 hours without a COVID-19 death since 11 July.
The results cement optimism that Australia has contained a second wave of COVID-19 infections, Reuters reported.
Eli Lilly and Co. said Thursday that they had entered into an agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the possible supply of experimental antibody treatments for COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries.
As part of the deal, Lilly said she would make antibody therapies available to lower-income countries before April 2021, but gave no details on the number of doses. Separately, Fujifilm Holdings Corp said its facility in Denmark will produce treatments next year.
Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero said late Thursday that most of the Caribbean island would open to international tourism starting next week as it moved towards a “new normalcy” as it contained its coronavirus outbreak.
The country, which closed its borders six months ago in a bid to curb the spread of the virus, has gradually opened up to tourism ahead of the high November-March season, first in the northern keys and then its Varadero beach resort.
President Donald Trump said Thursday he could return to the campaign trail with a rally Saturday after the White House doctor said he had completed his course of therapy for the coronavirus novel and could resume public events.
In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump said he was likely to do a coronavirus test on Friday after testing positive for it a week ago. The White House declined to say when the president last tested negative for COVID-19, Reuters reported.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of President Donald Trump’s most powerful allies in Washington, has avoided a visit to the White House for more than two months because of her coronavirus treatment, he told reporters Thursday. .
The senior Republican in Congress relies on the opposite in phone conversations to discuss important issues such as COVID-19 economic stimulus legislation and the Supreme Court moves with Trump, he said at a news conference in Kentucky, his home state. , reported Reuters.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. of Japan said on Friday that a leading alliance of leading drug manufacturers has registered its first patient in a global clinical trial of a blood plasma treatment for COVID-19 after months of regulatory delays.
The phase 3 trial by the group, known as the CoVIg Plasma Alliance, aims to enroll 500 adult patients from the United States, Mexico and 16 other countries, Reuters reported.
China’s foreign ministry said Friday that the country has formally joined the COVID-19 global vaccine initiative known as COVAX, becoming the largest economy to date to pledge support to help fund doses for countries with it. low and middle income.
A ministry statement did not provide details on the level of support Beijing will provide, although President Xi Jinping pledged $ 2 billion over the next two years to help address the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 1 million lives so far. sot, reported reuter.
China says it joins COVAX vaccines for COVID-19
China said Friday it has formally joined the global structure of COVID-19 vaccines known as COVAX, becoming the largest economy to support the initiative so far.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement that China has abundant capacity to produce COVID-19 vaccines and will prioritize supplies to developing countries when the vaccines are ready.
The COVAX structure, led by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to deliver at least 2 billion doses of vaccine by the end of 2021.
Sikkim reports 12 fresh cases of COVID-19, a fatality
Sikkim reported 12 fresh cases of COVID-19 and another coronavirus death on Thursday, an official said.
The state has 545 active cases, while 2,569 patients have recovered from the disease so far, she said. Eighty-one people have migrated from Sikkim.
The Himalayan state also reported the death of an 82-year-old woman at STNM Hospital due to ascension, bringing the number to 52, the official said.