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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi Coronavirus Live Updates: Bharat Biotech vaccine trial results by August 15

Maharashtra Mumbai, Delhi Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, Lockdown News Pune, Thane Live Updates: ICMR writes to Bharat Biotech to conclude trials of COVID-19 vaccine in order to launch the results by August 15. India's total coronavirus cases jumped to 6,25,544 on Friday. Maharashtra's tally is past 1.86 lakh while Tamil Nadu and Delhi count stands at 98,392 and 92,175

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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi Coronavirus Live Updates: Bharat Biotech vaccine trial results by August 15
Coronavirus in Maharashtra, Delhi live news updates: Check out all the latest updates on total COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, Pune, Thane

In a letter to Bharat Biotech and principal investigators of medical colleges, ICMR DG Balram Bhargava has asked them to fast track the completion of trials of indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, in order to launch the results of clinical trials by August 15.

India reported 379 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 20,903 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this rise, the total positive cases stand at 6,25,544, including  2,27,439 active ones and 3,79,892 recoveries and 18,213 deaths, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare data suggests. Among all states in India, the most affected ones are Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu as they account for a large chuck of cases. The ministry data says the coronavirus tally in Maharashtra has crossed 1,86,626, including 8,178 deaths and 77,276 active cases. Similarly, Tamil Nadu and Delhi have reported 98,392 and 92,175 cases, respectively. These states have reported 1,321 and 2,864 deaths so far.

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Check out all the latest updates on coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu and other major states on BusinessToday.In live blog:-

12.27 pm: Latest coronavirus updates from Delhi

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets family of LNJP Hospital's Dr Aseem Gupta, who passed away due to COVID19. CM hands over a compensation amount of Rs 1 Crore to his family.

12.19 pm: Gujarat coronavirus cases

Gujarat is the fourth worst-hit state with a total of 33,913 COVID-19 cases so far. This includes 7,434 active cases, 24,593 cured/discharged, and 1,886 deaths, as per the Union Health Ministry's website.

12.10 pm: Coronavirus vaccine latest update: Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine lead the race

According to the latest reports, the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate has emerged as a frontrunner in the race to find an effective cure for coronavirus. The British drugmaker has already started conducting phase III human trials of its AZD1222 (formerly known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) vaccine candidate. Around 800 people will be administered the vaccine. Developers have inked a deal to manufacture 10 crore doses of the vaccine. Brazil announced on Saturday that it had signed a $127 million deal to locally produce the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

12.03 pm: Get tested for COVID-19 ahead of assemble session, Goa speaker tells MLAs

Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar has urged all MLAs to get themselves tested for COVID-19 ahead of the monsoon session of the assembly. Patnekar told reporters on Thursday that MLAs should get tested as they are constantly on the field, meeting and serving people. His statement comes two days after a South Goa-based BJP MLA tested positive for coronavirus and is currently being treated at ESI Hospital in Margao town.

11.55 am: Coronavirus vaccine update: Bharat Biotech's coronavirus candidate 'Covaxin' gets nod to conduct human trials

In a major development for India, the drug regulator has given approval to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech to conduct human clinical trials for the 'Covaxin' vaccine, making it the first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate to get this permission. The company is developing the drug in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV). According to reports, pre-clinical trials of 'Covaxin' yielded positive results.

11.47 am: Uttar Pradesh CM emphasises on need for research centre on coronavirus

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday stressed on the need for an advanced research centre on coronavirus and instructed officials to present their workplan for it. Adityanath also directed officials to consult the CSIR-Centre Drug Research Institute, King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow, and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, regarding this.

11.40 am: Corona tracker India: Check BusinessToday.In tracker to get state-wise tally of COVID-19 cases

INDIA CORONAVIRUS TRACKER: BusinessToday.In brings you a daily tracker as coronavirus cases continue to spread. Here is the state-wise data on total cases, fatalities and recoveries in one comprehensive graph.

11.34 am: 3.79 people cured of coronavirus in India now

With 2.27 lakh active COVID-19 cases and 3.79 lakh cured/discharged, the total count of coronavirus positive cases in India now stands at 6.25 lakh.

11.27 am: Mumbai coronavirus cases

Maharashtra's capital Mumbai recorded 1,554 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the maxim city's tally to over 80,000. With 57 new deaths in one day, Mumbai's death toll crossed 4,500-mark.

11.20 am: Total COVID-19 cases in Thane

Thane is the one of the worst-hit cities in Maharashtra besides Mumbai and Pune. The city registered 349 fresh coronavirus vases taking its tally past 41,000.

11.14 am: COVID-19 latest updates: Delhi govt reviews setting up of coronavirus war room

In the wake of rising cases of novel coronavirus in Delhi, officials said on Thursday that top government authorities have reviewed setting up of a COVID-19 war room in the national capital. The Kejriwal government has been stressing on ramping up health infrastructure to meet the project bed requirements for patients.

11.06 am: Goa govt comes out with guidelines for tourists

Goa government has issued guidelines for hotels and tourists as hotels resumed operations in the state on July 2. Goa opened for tourists as 250 hotels have been given permission to resume operations. Meanwhile, tourists will be required to carry with them coronavirus negative certificate or get tested in Goa.

10.58 am: Delhi coronavirus news

Delhi is the third worst-affected in India with 92,175 COVID-19 cases so far. Out of these, 26,304 are active cases, 63,007 cured/discharged, while the death toll stands at 2,864, as per the latest update by the Union Health Ministry.

10.54 am: Coronavirus in India updates: 92 lakh samples tested so far, says ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research has said that the total count of samples tested up to July 2 is 92,97,749 out of which 2,41,576 samples were tested on Thursday (July 2).

10.48 am: Tamil Nadu coronavirus updates

Tamil Nadu, the second worst-hit state after Maharashtra, has reported 98,000 COVID-19 cases, with death toll at 1,321, as per the Union Health Ministry.

10.42 am: Maharashtra COVID-19 cases

Maharashtra, which is the worst-affected state in India, now has over 1,86,000 coronavirus cases with 8,178 people dead, according to latest update by the Union Ministrt of Health and Family Welfare.

10.36 am: Coronavirus vaccine update: ICMR writes to Bharat Biotech to conclude trials of COVID-19 vaccine

In a letter to Bharat Biotech and principal investigators of medical colleges, ICMR DG Balram Bhargava has asked them to fast track the completion of trials of indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, in order to launch the results of clinical trials by August 15.

10.26 am: COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

India recorded 20,903 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the country's highest single-day spike. Meanwhile, 379 new deaths were also reported in a day.

10.15 am: Coronavirus cases in India top 6.2 lakh

With over 20,000 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, India's biggest single-day hike, the total count of coronavirus cases climbed to 6,25,544. While 379 deaths recorded in one day taking the death toll to 18,213. The country now has 2,27,439 active cases and 3,79,892 cured or discharged cases, according to the Health Ministry data.

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