India reported the highest single-day spike of 9,971 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, as of Sunday morning. The total number of cases in the country has increased to 2,46,628, including 1,20,406 active cases, 1,19,293 cured and discharged and 6,929 deaths. The country reported 287 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Currently, India is having the 6th worst coronavirus tally in the world after it surpassed Italy on Saturday. The development comes at a time while India has announced several relaxations in the coronavirus lockdown. Meanwhile, the religious places, shopping malls, restaurants and hotels have been allowed to open.
AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria has recently warned about the coronavirus peak in India. He had stated that the way our cases are increasing, it is likely that peak can come in June and July. Likewise, India has been witnessing spike of 9000+ cases in a single day.
One step closer to find coronavirus vaccine
While the researchers across the world are working hard to find a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, the scientists at the University of Queensland (UQ) stated that they are step closer to find the cure for pandemic.
UQ stated that human trials (phase 1 safety trials) of the vaccine is set to begin in July in Brisbane and if clinical trials are successful, the UQ vaccine is expected to be available in 2021.