India records 36,652 new cases, 512 deaths in 24 hours, total tally over 96.08 lakh
India on Saturday registered 36,652 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, according to the fresh figures released by the Union health ministry. With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country rose to 96.08 lakh.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India stood at 96,08,21.
A total of 512 people died due to Covid-19 in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. With this, the Covid-19 death toll in the country climbed to 1,39,700.
Meanwhile, a total of 90,58,822 people have recuperated from the deadly disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 94.28 per cent on Saturday. The Covid-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.45 per cent.
According to the data released by the health ministry, there are a total of 4,09,689 active coronavirus cases in the country which comprises 4.26 per cent of the total caseload.
On Saturday, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said two coronavirus vaccine candidates that are in the phase 3 trials could be eligible for emergency use in India by January 2021.
Earlier, Randeep Guleria had said that the coronavirus vaccine would not be available for common people till 2022. The AIIMS director said it will take "more than a year" for a coronavirus vaccine to be easily available in the Indian markets.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that coronavirus vaccine could be ready for its administration in India in a few weeks and the vaccination would begin as soon as the Centre gets a go-ahead from the scientists.
PM Narendra Modi also maintained that the priority would be given to the frontline workers who have been at the forefront of the fight against the infection.