Total Covid-19 confirmed cases in India rose past 9.36 lakh as authorities reported the largest ever spike in fresh cases.
Authorities reported nearly 30,000 cases in just 24 hours, taking the total tally to 9,36,181, according to the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on July 14. Of these, more than 5.9 lakh have been cured or discharged while nearly 3.2 lakh are active cases.
Moderna Inc.’s efforts to come up with a Covid-19 vaccine moved forward, with a report in the New England Journal of Medicine saying it was able to produce antibodies to the coronavirus in all patients in an early trial. A large number of these patients witnessed side effects, some severe. However, they weren’t severe enough to stop the vaccine from proceeding to the next stage of the virus.
To be sure, creation of antibodies is one of the early but necessary steps required of a vaccine.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 9,36,181
- Active cases: 3,19,840
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 5,92,032
- Deaths: 24,309
- New cases in a day: 29,429
- One-day recoveries: 20,572
- One-day deaths: 582
As cases mount, cities like Bengaluru and Pune have gone into a seven-day lockdown in an attempt to limit the spread of the pandemic. Several other states and districts are imposing partial but renewed restrictions.
Tokyo will raise the Covid-19 warning to the highest level. New Zealand’s prime minister said the country must be prepared for the virus to come back into the community. Singapore expects an increase in cases.
Globally, total cases have topped 13 million with over 576,000 deaths.
Source – Bloombergquint