New Delhi: India on Wednesday reported 60,963 cases in 24 hours, taking the overall tally of the country to 23,29,639. The toll rose by 834 to 46,091.
In Jammu and Kashmir UT, Twelve deaths were recorded on Tuesday, taking the overall toll of victims to 490.
According to officials, three deceased persons were from Srinagar, two from Anantnag, one each from Baramulla, Pulwama, Budgam, Kupwara, and Ganderbal districts of Kashmir Valley. Two deaths were reported in Jammu.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Director Randeep Guleria on Tuesday said that there is a need to assess the safety and effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine made in Russia.
Serum Institute of India Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla said India should have a vaccine against the novel coronavirus by the end of 2020. He added that the final pricing of the vaccine – known as Covishield in India – developed by Oxford University and British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca – will be announced in two months.
Meanwhile, the Indian Railways has suspended all passenger train services until further notice. However, it said that 230 special trains will continue to remain operational.
Globally, coronavirus has infected more than 2.02 crore people, according to the Johns Hopkins University.