Covid-19 India Updates: New Cases Drop Below 35,000-Mark After Three Days
India reported less than 35,000 new Covid-19 infections for the first time in three days.
As many as 34,457 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 3.24 crore in the world’s second-most populous nation, according to the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on Aug. 21.
Daily infections have now remained below the 40,000-mark for eight consecutive days.
The active case load dipped to to 36.13 lakh, while the reported death toll reached 4.34 lakh.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,23,93,286
Total number of active cases: 3,61,340
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,15,97,982
Total deaths: 4,33,964
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 34,457
Number of recoveries in a day: 36,347
Deaths recorded in a day: 375
Total vaccine doses administered: 57,61,17,350
Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 36,36,043
India Approves First DNA-Based Covid Shot
India's drug regulator on Friday, gave emergency use authorisation to a Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by Zydus Cadila Ltd., making it the sixth addition to the country's inoculation programme against the pandemic.
The DNA-based vaccine will be administered to all above 12 years of age, the Ministry of Science & Technology said in a media statement. This is the first vaccine shot allowed for population younger than 18 years of age.