Coronavirus News Latest Updates | India overtakes Russia to become third worst-hit country by COVID-19

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New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India has surpassed Russia and become the third worst affected country by the dreadful coronavirus. The highly contagious infection, which originated in China’s Wuhan, has affected more than 6.73 lakh people and claimed over 19,000 lives in India so far. There has been an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases in India after the country entered the second phase of the phase-wise upliftment of the lockdown.

Amid the alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases, the country is working to fast-track development of a vaccine, though experts have advised caution against racing through the process. Approval for human clinical trials for two made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine candidates marks the “beginning of the end” for the pandemic, the government has noted.

Here are the LIVE updates of coronavirus pandemic:

8:01 am: In India, Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with over 2 lakh coronavirus cases

7:24 am: Kerala extends coronavirus regulations till July 2021; gatherings banned, masks compulsory | Guidelines

7:24 am: There are 2,44,814 active coronavirus cases in India

7:23 am: According to Health Ministry, the recovery rate in India is 60.77 per cent as 4,09,083 lakh people have been cured and discharged from hospitals

7:22 am: The deadly coronavirus has affected over 6.73 lakh people and claimed over 19,000 lives in India so far

7:22 am: India has become the third worst-hit country by the novel coronavirus

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