Covid-19 India Updates: Vaccinations Cross 50-Crore Mark; J&J's Single Dose Shot Gets Emergency Use Nod
Daily Covid-19 infection rate in India fell below the 40,000-mark, providing some respite at a time when the country is bracing for an imminent third wave.
In the world's second-most populous nation, around 38,000 people tested positive for the Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry's Aug. 7 update. This breaks the trend of daily cases remaining above the 42,000-mark for two consecutive days.
India's active case load also marginally fell to 4.12 lakh, as daily recoveries overtook new cases in the last day.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,18,95,385
Total number of active cases: 4,12,153
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,10,55,861
Total deaths: 4,27,371
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 38,628
Number of recoveries in a day: 40,017
Deaths recorded in a day: 617
Total vaccine doses administered: 50,10,09,609
Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 49,55,138
As many as 617 people passed away due to the deadly virus in the same period, taking India's total death toll to 4.27 lakh, the third worst in the world.
India also crossed the 50-crore vaccine milestone, with nearly 50 lakh doses being administered in the last 24 hours.
India Approves Johnson and Johnson’s Single-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use
India has granted emergency use approval to Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine, health minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.
With this, India now has five vaccines, with the other four namely Serum Institute of India's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, Russia's Sputnik V manufactured in collaboration with Dr Reddy's and Biological E's Corbevax.
Johnson & Johnson India applied for the approval on Aug. 5, reported PTI.
Global Coronavirus Updates
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People who have previously survived Covid-19 are more than twice as likely to catch the disease again if they’re not vaccinated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Friday. Russia’s death toll from Covid-19 in June climbed to 27,118, the highest since the virus raged in January, while Poland registered 176 new cases on Thursday, the most since mid-June.
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