India sees over 65,000 cases, around 1,000 deaths in a day, overall tally tops 25.2 lakh
India on Saturday reported a spike of 65,002 cases and 996 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus tally to over 25.26 lakh. In India, the coronavirus tally now stands at 25,26,193.
In the past 24 hours, 996 patients infected with the coronavirus have died in the country. With 996 more deaths due to the coronavirus, India's death toll has climbed to 49,036, according to the health ministry.
The total coronavirus cases in India include 6,68,220 active cases, 18,08,937 discharged/migrated & 49,036 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Saturday that India has tested a total of 2,85,63,095 samples up to August 14 to detect coronavirus cases in India. Of these, 8,68,679 samples were tested on Friday.
Addressing the nation as India completes 73 years of Independence on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said three vaccines against the novel coronavirus are at different testing stages. PM Narendra Modi also said his government will ensure every Indian gets vaccinated against coronavirus.
PM Modi said the roadmap for the production of coronavirus vaccine and its fair distribution to every Indian in the least amount of time is ready.
PM Modi said, "Three coronavirus vaccines are at different testing stages in India. The road map for its production and distribution among the Indians is also ready. The government will ensure every Indian gets the vaccine against coronavirus."
"As soon as the scientists give a green signal, the country will begin their large-scale production of the coronavirus vaccine," PM Narendra Modi said.