India on Wednesday registered 92,596 new coronavirus cases, pushing the tally of infections to 2,90,89,069 since the pandemic broke out in January 2020. The new cases were 7% higher than Tuesday’s count. India recorded less than 1 lakh cases for the second day in a row. With 2,219 deaths, the toll climbed to 3,53,528.
Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said those who intend to go abroad for studies and other specific purposes will get the second dose of Covishield vaccine 28 days after the first one.
Globally, the coronavirus disease has infected over 17.38 crore people and killed more than 37.44 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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