In the 24 hours leading up to 8 a.m. Friday, India logged 46,617 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country’s total to nearly 3.04 crore. Active cases have decreased to over 5.09 lakh, with more than 2.95 crore persons recovering after testing positive. Kerala remains the only state to record over 10,000 cases each day.
With 853 fresh deaths, the total number of people who have died now topped 4 lakh. Maharashtra is responsible for 1.25 lakh, whereas Karnataka is responsible for around 35,000. Till today, more than 32,000 people have died in Tamil Nadu. Late Thursday, Johnson & Johnson announced that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine has substantial, long-lasting effectiveness again. the Delta and other common strains.
According to PTI, nine European countries are approving Covishield vaccines for travel to other countries. According to PTI’s sources, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, and Spain are among the nations that allow persons who have received Covishield immunizations to travel. It was also stated that Switzerland is admitting Covishield as a Schengen state. Meanwhile, Zydus Cadila, an Indian pharmaceutical company, announced on Thursday that it has filed to the country’s drug regulator for emergency use permission of its Covid-19 vaccine and expects to produce up to 120 million doses per year.