62,480 New Coronavirus Infections Recorded; Biological E vaccine 90% effective

Story Highlights
  • India reports 62,480 new cases in the last 24 hours
  • Active caseload declines to 7,98,656
  • Vaccine manufactured by Biological E- to have 90% effectiveness against the novel virus

New Delhi: India reported¬† 62,480¬† fresh infections in the past 24 hours. This took the cumulative count of infections to 2,96,81,959 stated the Union Health Ministry. Meanwhile, India’s new Vaccine Biological E is said to be 90 percent effective against Coronavirus.

The recovery rate at 96.03 percent accounted for  8,89,77 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 2,85,80,647. The daily positivity rate stood at 3.24%, less than 5% for 11 consecutive days. 

The number of active cases has reduced to 7,98,656 accounting for 2.68 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a decline of 28,084 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate recorded at 1.29 per cent reported 1,587 deaths, taking the cumulative death toll to 3,83,490. 

Biological E made-in-India vaccine is expected to have 90 per cent effectiveness against Covid and will likely be a gamechanger in the fight against the pandemic, says a top doctor on a government advisory panel. 

Aimed to skill and upskill the ‘COVID Warrior’; Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a custom crash course programme for COVID-19 frontline workers today through video conferencing, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

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