Coronavirus: India’s tally crosses 50 lakh with over 90,000 new cases in a day; toll now 82,066

India’s coronavirus count rose to 50,20,359 on Wednesday with 90,123 new cases in a day. The toll jumped b 1,290 to 82,066. As many as 39,42,360 people have recovered from the infection, taking the recovery rate to 78.53% The mortality rate, meanwhile, is 1.63%.

The Serum Institute of India has been permitted to resume its clinical trials of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It was put on hold temporarily after one of the volunteers fell ill last week in the United Kingdom.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 2.94 crore people and killed 9,33,228 people, according to the Johns Hopkins University. The number of worldwide recoveries has crossed 1.99 crore.

The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.

These are the helpline numbers for states and the Union Territories.

Coronavirus: India’s tally crosses 50 lakh with over 90,000 new cases in a day; toll now 82,066