5,921 Fresh Infections Logged in a Single Day

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  • Daily positivity rate stood at 0.63 per cent
  • Active caseload stood at 63,878.
  • SEC recommends EUA of covovax for children between 12-17 years.

New Delhi: India recorded 5,921 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate at 98.5 per cent accounted for 11,651 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,23,78,721. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.63 per cent.

The number of active cases stood at 63,878 accounting for 0.15 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a drop of 6,019 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.20 per cent recorded 289 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 5,14,878.

The government on Thursday said that any decision on the mixing and matching of booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines will be taken based on science. Addressing a press conference, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said studies are going on regarding the mixing and matching of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines and they are being “constantly reviewed”. The SEC on the same day also recommended granting EUA to Serum India’s Covovax for children between 12-17 years. Covovax has been approved for restricted adult use in an emergency situation in December last year.

With the administration of 24.62 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 178.55 crore according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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