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India updates: India has crossed the grim 5-million mark by recording 90,123 cases in the last 24 hours. With this, India is rapidly nearing the US tally of 6.7 million. The death toll has risen by 1,283 to 82,091. The government prevented 1.4-2.9 million cases and 37,000-78,000 deaths due to the disease by imposing the nationwide that was announced on March 24, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 4,263 new corona cases, pushing the tally to 225,000. The worst-hit states are Maharashtra (1,097,856) Andhra Pradesh (583,000), Tamil Nadu (5,14,208), Karnataka (4,75,265), and UP (324,036). Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has tested positive for the  

update: ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava today said three vaccines are at the clinical trial stage in India. "Cadila and Bharat Biotech have completed phase-I trials. Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr V G Somani has gave permission to Serum Institute of India to resume clinical trial of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine candidate.

World coronavirus update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 29,813,004. While 21,615,109 have recovered, 940,794 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, 6,791,999 cases. It is followed by India, which has 5,060,818 cases, Brazil (4,384,299) and Russia (1,073,849).

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