(Riya Saha, Intern Journalist )India once again reported a record single-day spike of 24,850 COVID -19 cases and 613 deaths in the last 24 hours. The Covid-19 tally soars to 6,73,165 and death toll at 19,268 on Sunday, 5 June, according to Health Ministry. The total number of active cases stands at 2,44,814. The recoveries seem encouraging at 4,09,083.
“Thus, around 60.77 percent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said.
This is the third consecutive day that Coronavirus infections have increased by more than 20,000 in our country.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) maintained its earlier claim about 15 August being the target launch date for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“ICMR’s process is exactly in accordance with the globally accepted norms to fast-track the vaccine development for diseases of pandemic potential wherein human and animal trials can continue in parallel,” it said.
In view of soaring tally, West Bengal has decided that no passenger flight to land on Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad from 6 to 19 July 2020 or till further orders, whichever is earlier. The decision is taken as the aforementioned cities are COVID -19 hotspots and to arrest the spike of cases.

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