Covid-19 India Updates: New Cases Remain Below 40,000 For Fifth Straight Day
India's daily Covid-19 infection rate remained below the 40,000-mark for five days in a row even as an imminent third wave threatens to grip the nation.
More than 38,000 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours -- substantially higher than the previous day's 28,000 cases -- according to the Health Ministry's Aug. 11 update.
Daily recoveries continued to remain higher than daily infections, taking the country's active case load below 3.86 lakh, the lowest in 140 days.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,19,98,158
Total number of active cases: 3,86,351
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,12,20,981
Total deaths: 4,29,179
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 38,353
Number of recoveries in a day: 40,013
Deaths recorded in a day: 497
Total vaccine doses administered: 51,90,80,524
Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 41,38,646
As many as 497 people succumbed to the deadly pathogen in the same period, taking India's total death toll above 4.29 lakh.
India To Study Efficacy Of Mixing Covaxin, Covishield
The Drugs Controller General of India on Wednesday gave its approval for conducting a study to test the efficacy of administering two different vaccine doses -- Covaxin and Covishield -- to the same individual, reported ANI. This study and its clinical trials will be conducted by Christian Medical College, Vellore.