Delhi on Thursday registered 158 new infections, 10 deaths and 343 recoveries. The Capital’s positivity rate now stood at 0.20%.
Biological E’s made-in-India Covid-19 vaccine is likely to be 90% effective against the infection, NK Arora, the chairperson of the Covid Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, said on Thursday. Arora added that the vaccine is about to go to phase three trials and could become available by October.
India recorded 67,208 new coronavirus cases, taking its overall tally to 2,97,00,313 since the pandemic broke out in January 2020. The new cases are 8% higher than Wednesday’s count. The toll rose by 2,330 to 3,81,903. The number of active cases stood at 8,26,740.
Globally, the coronavirus disease has infected over 17.69 crore people and killed more than 38.30 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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