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Coronavirus LIVE: 6,396 fresh Covid-19 cases in Delhi, tally past 495,000

Coronavirus update: Maharashtra has 17,49,777 coronavirus cases, Karnataka 8,62,804, Andhra Pradesh 854,764, Tamil Nadu 7,59,916 and Kerala 527,708. Stay tuned for coronavirus India LIVE updates

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man at the Sadar Bazar market to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Delhi on Wednesday.
update: India has reported merely 29,163 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours --- the lowest number of new cases since July 14. The total caseload now stands at 8,874,290. Russia has now replaced India as the 4th worst-affected country in terms of active cases. The country's death toll has mounted to 130,552. Delhi recorded 3,797 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 489,000 on Monday. Ninety-nine more fatalities pushed the death toll to 7,713, authorities said.

World update: The global tally of cases stands at 55,322,706. While 38,461,075 have recovered, 1,331,602 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 11,528,222 cases, and 252,623 have died from the disease there. It is followed by India, which has 8,873,994 cases, Brazil (5,876,740), France (1,991,233), Russia (1,948,603). Meanwhile, the head of the said that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic. "A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them," director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

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