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India reports 38,792 COVID-19 cases and 624 deaths in last 24 hours

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India reports 38,792 COVID-19 cases and 624 deaths in last 24 hours

India recorded 38,792 new coronavirus cases and 624 deaths in the last 24 hours, ending 8 am on Wednesday. With this, the country’s overall caseload crossed 3.1 crore, while the death toll now exceeds 4.11 lakh. Kerala reported 14,539 new cases, the highest in the last six days. Maharashtra reported 7,243. A 21-year-old from Kerala’s Thrissur district, who was India’s first recorded case of Covid-19, has again tested positive for the virus.

Sources in the health department said the woman, a medical student at Wuhan University of China, has not got either of her vaccination shots. The government on Tuesday expressed concern over the “gross violations” of Covid-appropriate behaviour in several parts of the country and said this can nullify the gains made so far. Meanwhile, the Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Tuesday announced plans to start producing the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in India from September. The parties intend to produce over 300 million doses of the vaccine in India per year, it added.

News Source : India Today

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