On Monday, India reported 82,170 new cases of coronavirus. 10 Lakh positive cases have been reported in last 12 days making the total number around 60 Lakh.
In last 24 hours, 82,170 new cases and 1,039 deaths have been reported. The case tally stands at 60,74,703 including 9,62,640 active cases, 5,01,6521 cured/discharged/migrated & 95,542 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said there are at least three viable candidates for coronavirus vaccine in India and clinical trials are happening on them right now in the country. “Research to develop a vaccine is being done expeditiously. We’re hopeful that within 1st quarter of 2021 vaccine will be available,” he said.
Moreover, An online portal about the Covid-19 vaccine is also launched. Everyone will be able to track all contemporary research-development and clinical trials related information about such vaccinations,according to Health Ministry.
The Indian population is still far from achieving herd immunity against Covid-19, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday citing ICMR’s second sero-survey .
In first sero-survey released in May 2020, ICMR had revealed that the nationwide prevalence of Covid-19 was merely 0.73 per cent.
Whereas, Covid-19 is spreading “at an alarming rate” in eight New York City neighborhoods, the health department said, even as infections statewide receded from the 1,000-case threshold. France and Italy reported a decline in fresh cases while infections in the U.K. increased by 5,693 after rising by more than 6,000 for the previous four days.