India’s COVID-19 Tally Crosses 73 Lakh With Over 67,000 New Cases

Coronavirus: With 680 deaths reported, the count is at 1,11,266 in the country.

New Delhi:

With a spike of 67,708 new cases and 680 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 count reached 73,07,098 on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

As per the Ministry, the COVID-19 count includes 8,12,390 active cases, and 63,83,442 cured and discharged or migrated cases.

Further, with 680 deaths reported, the count is at 1,11,266 in the country.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said India is expected to have a COVID-19 vaccine in a few months and the country should be in the process of delivering it to people in the next six months.

“We are very much into the vaccine development process…in the next few months at the most we should have a vaccine and in the next six months we should be in the process of delivering the vaccine to the people of India,” he said.

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COVID-19 : India expected to have vaccine in next few monthsH, says arsh Vardhan

India is expected to have a COVID-19 vaccine in a few months and the country should be in the process of delivering it to people in the next six months, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said.

He made the comments at the Annual General Meeting of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and St. John’s Ambulance.

“We are very much into the vaccine development process…in the next few months at the most we should have a vaccine and in the next six months we should be in the process of delivering the vaccine to the people of India,” he said.

Mr Vardhan said to fight against COVID-19 the social vaccine of maintaining a distance of six feet should be followed, along with regular washing of hands and wearing of masks and face covers, especially in public places.

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