New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 38,902 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, biggest single-day spike ever, India's COVID-19 tally on Sunday reached 10,77,618, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According to the Union Health Ministry, 543 fatalities were reported during the same period, taking India's death toll to 26,816. 

As per the data available at the Health Ministry website, there are 3,73,379 active coronavirus cases in India while the recovery rate stands at 62.86. 6,77,423 people have been cured from coronavirus and discharged from hospitals, the Health Ministry noted.

Maharashtra, which is the worst affected state in India, on Sunday also crossed the grim mark of 3 lakh coronavirus cases while death toll has increased to 11,596. Tamil Nadu and Delhi have reported 1.65 lakh and 1.25 lakh coronavirus cases respectively while Karnataka has reported nearly 60,000 COVID-19 cases. 

The cases of the highly contagious coronavirus in India have been growing at an alarming rate. Looking at the surge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his last address to the nation had appealed people to practice social distancing and follow the guidelines issued by the government. The Prime Minister has also said that the India's grass-root system has helped the country ensure one of the best recovery rate in the world.

Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:

Name of State/UT Active Cases Cured/Discharged/Migrated Deaths Total Confirmed cases
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 53 145 0 198
Andhra Pradesh 22260 21763 586 44609
Arunachal Pradesh 373 274 3 650
Assam 7700 15165 53 22918
Bihar 9392 15536 208 25136
Chandigarh 203 485 12 700
Chhattisgarh 1551 3658 24 5233
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 186 414 2 602
Delhi 16711 101274 3597 121582
Goa 1425 2038 21 3484
Gujarat 11233 34035 2122 47390
Haryana 5885 19318 344 25547
Himachal Pradesh 410 1036 11 1457
Jammu and Kashmir 5797 7165 236 13198
Jharkhand 2685 2611 46 5342
Karnataka 36637 21775 1240 59652
Kerala 6420 5199 40 11659
Ladakh 173 985 1 1159
Madhya Pradesh 6193 14864 706 21763
Maharashtra 123678 165663 11596 300937
Manipur 709 1182 0 1891
Meghalaya 350 66 2 418
Mizoram 117 167 0 284
Nagaland 546 432 0 978
Odisha 4678 11937 86 16701
Puducherry 800 1066 28 1894
Punjab 3092 6454 246 9792
Rajasthan 6803 21144 553 28500
Sikkim 185 90 0 275
Tamil Nadu 49455 113856 2403 165714
Telangana 12764 30607 409 43780
Tripura 914 1735 5 2654
Uttarakhand 1143 3081 52 4276
Uttar Pradesh 17264 28664 1108 47036
West Bengal 15594 23539 1076 40209
Total 373379 677423 26816 1077618

AIIMS panel nod to human clinical trial of Covaxin

Meanwhile, the AIIMS on Saturday gave its nod for a human clinical trial of the indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin following which the premier hospital is likely to begin the exercise by enrolling healthy volunteers from Monday.

AIIMS-Delhi is among the 12 sites selected by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting phase I and II human trials of Covaxin. In phase I, the vaccine would be tested on 375 volunteers and the maximum of 100 of them would be from AIIMS.

"The AIIMS Ethics Committee gave its approval for starting the human clinical trial of the indigenously developed Covaxin today. Healthy volunteers having no comorbid conditions and without a history of COVID-19, aged more than 18 years and less than 55 years, would be eligible to participate in the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial," Dr Sanjay Rai, Professor at the Centre for Community Medicine at AIIMS said.

"Few volunteers have already registered for the trial. We would start the screening of the individuals and evaluate their health condition from Monday onwards before vaccinating them," Rai, who is also the principal investigator of the study, said.

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma