India’s COVID-19 cases cross 49,000-mark, Death toll at 1,694

COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 49,391 with 1,694 deaths. There are 33,514 active cases while 14,182 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Maharashtra has highest COVID-19 cases – 15,525, followed by Gujarat – 6,245, Delhi – 5,104, Tamil Nadu – 4,058, Rajasthan – 3,158, Madhya Pradesh – 3,049 and Uttar Pradesh – 2,880.

PM Modi yesterday chaired a meeting of the Task Force on Corona Vaccine Development, Drug Discovery, Diagnosis and Testing

The PM took a detailed review of the current status of India’s efforts in vaccine development, drug discovery, diagnosis and testing.

The novel coronavirus cases have crossed 3.7 million mark globally with over 2,50,000 deaths.