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India To Cross 70 Lakh Covid Cases On Sunday

India to cross 70 Lakh covid19 positive cases on sunday. India reported 73,272 coronavirus cases and 926 deaths in the last 24 hours ending 8 am on Saturday. With this, the total number of infections rose to 69,79,424 including 1,07,416 deaths, 8,83,185 active cases and 59,88,823 recoveries, according to the Union Health Ministry. The recovery rate has risen to 85.81 per cent and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.54 per cent.Globally, more than 36.6 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,062,428 have died, according to a Reuters. The United States continues to remain the worst-affected followed by India and Brazil. Meanwhile Bharat Biotech, which had sought DCGI’s nod for conducting phase-3 clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, has been asked to submit complete safety and immunogenicity data of the ongoing phase-2 trial, besides providing some clarifications, before proceeding for the next stage.

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