India’s coronavirus count reached 90.95807 on Sunday morning after 45,209 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health and Family Department.
The total number of cases includes 4,40,962 active cases and 85 21,617 recoveries. With 501 new deaths, the number of coronavirus deaths in the country has risen to 1,33,227.
This is the 15th day that India has reported less than 50,000 cases per day. The last time new daily cases crossed the 50,000-person threshold was on November 7.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 13,17,33,134 samples tested for COVID-19 through November 21, of which 10,75,326 samples were tested yesterday. The last one crore tests were completed in just 10 days.
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The speed with which coronavirus vaccines are developed will have a significant effect on new technologies that will accelerate drug discoveries, reduce the cost and make it more affordable for the poor, the Minister of Health said on Sunday. Union Health, Harsh Vardhan.
The process, which previously took 10 years to produce vaccines, now takes almost 10 months, Vardhan said, speaking to the Boston Center of Excellence (BoCE) for Health and Human Development via video conference.
The health minister praised the millions of frontline workers and outlined India’s strategy to contain the virus.
“This is not the first and certainly not the last. But this COVID 19 will soon be a past episode of the 21st century. Our treatment protocol for COVID patients is well defined now,” Vardhan said in a statement.
More than 3,600 people who did not wear face masks in public places received challans across Noida and Greater Noida in three days, police said on Sunday.
Police commissioner Alok Singh has ordered officials to penalize people who violate COVID-19 protocols in public places, he said in a statement.
According to the press release, 1,312 people were given challans for not wearing a mask or mask in public places and Rs 1.31 lakh were collected in fines on Saturday.
On Sunday, challans were issued to 1,089 other people who were found without a mask in public places, he added.
West Bengal will lose the chance to conduct a Phase II clinical trial of Russian COVID-19 vaccine candidate Sputnik V due to delay in granting state government approval, a senior official said on Sunday. responsible for an organization involved in facilitating the exercise.
Trials have been proposed to begin at the College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital (CMSDH) in the North 24 Parganas District, adjacent to Kolkata, later this week, along with six other centers in different parts of the country.
“We will not be able to hold the Phase II trials of the Sputnik-V vaccine at CMSDH due to the state’s slow approach to giving the approval. approval on November 4th and there is no response yet. It’s too late now.