Coronavirus: India’s tally crosses 72 lakh with 63,509 new infections, toll over 1.10 lakh

India’s coronavirus tally rose to 72,39,389 on Wednesday as the country reported 63,509 new infections in 24 hours. The country’s toll rose by 730 to 1,10,586 – also the lowest since the country reported 638 fatalities in July. India’s active cases stood at 8,26,876, while the number of recoveries rose to 63,01,927. The country’s recovery rate is 86.78% and the mortality rate stood at 1.53%.

American pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly on Tuesday suspended the trial of its COVID-19 antibody because of safety concerns. The antibody treatment is similar to the one taken by US President Donald Trump. He had said that the Lilly drug, along with the antibody treatment that he got, was equivalent to a cure.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 3.89 crore people and killed 10,85,396, according to Johns Hopkins University. The recoveries are more than 2.63 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 72 lakh with 63,509 new infections, toll over 1.10 lakh