The Centre on Tuesday said slightly more number of people under 20 years of age were affected in the second wave than the first. During the second wave, 11.62% Covid cases were seen in below 20 years age group while it was 11.31% during the first wave.
Bharat Biotech on Tuesday said the supply price of its vaccine, Covaxin, to the central government at Rs 150 per dose is not sustainable in the long run. A higher price in private markets was necessary to “offset part of the costs”, the manufacturer said.
Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced extension of restrictions till June 22, with certain relaxations. All offices – government and private – can now remain open till 5 pm, shops can operate till 6 pm. A night curfew will be in place till 5 am.
India recorded 60,471 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday morning, taking its overall tally to 2,95,70,881 since the pandemic broke out in January 2020. The toll rose by 2,726 to to 3,77,031. This is the lowest single-day rise in cases since March 31. The number of active cases stayed below 10 lakh for the second day in a row. India now has 9,13,378 active cases.
Globally, the coronavirus disease has infected over 17.62 crore people and killed more than 38.08 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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