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Coronavirus live updates: Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide pass 4 million, according to one tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations.

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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live updates: India reported on Friday 62,480 new Covid-19 infections and 1,587 deaths over the past 24 hours, according to the .

The country’s total case load stands at 29,762,793 and fatalities at 383,490. Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 36th day straight. The daily test positivity rate--positive cases identified for every 100 tests - continues to decline. It stood at 3.24 per cent - below 5 per cent for the eleventh straight day.

It’s highly unlikely that a future wave of Covid-19 infections will disproportionately affect children aged two years or older, a serosurvey conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, has found.

The Delhi High Court cautioned against violation of safety protocols in Delhi markets, saying such breaches will cause a third wave of infections. The national capital last week announced more unlock measures, allowing shops to open till late evening. Major Indian cities have begun lifting strict lockdowns as the nationwide tally of new infections has dropped to its lowest level in more than two months.

World update: The Japanese government and Olympic organizers are making final arrangements to set a cap of 10,000 spectators for the Tokyo games, the Yomiuri newspaper reports, citing several unidentified officials. 

 

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