Active Caseload Rises to 1,690; 3 COVID-19 Related Deaths Added

NEW DELHI: India added 140 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tally to 4.46 crore (4,46,81,921). The daily positivity was recorded at 0.10 per cent while the weekly positivity is pegged at 0.08 per cent.

The active cases have seen an increase to 1,960 accounting for 0.01 per cent of the total infections. 20 cases have been added in the active Covid-19 caseload in the last 24 hours.

The death toll stands at 5,30,733, with one fatality reported by Meghalaya and two by Gujarat in the last 24 hours. Thr fatality rate stood at 1.19 per cent.

4,41,49,228 people have recuperated from the infection. The recovery rate stood at 98.81 per cent.

220.28 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

The nasal Covid-19 vaccine from Bharat Biotech, known as the iNCOVACC, is anticipated to be on sale on January 26. A primary two-dose schedule and a heterologous booster dosage for iNCOVACC have been approved.

According to Bharat Biotech, the cost of iNCOVACC will be Rs 325 per dose for bulk purchases by the federal and state governments and Rs 800 per dose for commercial vaccination clinics. Regardless of the first immunisation dose, the vaccine will be administered as a booster shot to everyone above the age of 18. Two doses will be given, separated by 28 days.

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