COVID-19 Cases: WHO has said India has been offered 7.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine
India reported 30,093 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours. This is the lowest in 125 days. Overall, the country had recorded around 3.12 crore infections and over four lakh deaths since the outbreak in January last year.
Here are the top-10 developments on this front from the past 24 hours:
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Up to 45,254 patients have recovered during the past 24 hours, bringing down India's active caseload to 4,06,130, the lowest in 117 days. The number of deaths reported in the past 24 hours is 374, the lowest since March 31.
The number of recoveries now stands at 3,03,53,710 across the country. The overall recovery rate for Covid in India has now increased to 97.37 per cent.
While the weekly positivity rate -- 2.06 per cent -- remains below 5 per cent, the daily figure has stayed below 3 per cent for 29 consecutive days now.
Up to 41.18 crore vaccine doses administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive that began in January this year, government data shows. In the past 24 hours alone, 52,67,309 vaccinations were carried out.
The testing capacity has been substantially ramped up. Up to 44.73 crore tests have been conducted till now.
Some 99 per cent of the samples sent for genome sequencing from Sikkim have Delta variant of Covid, the state government has said.
WHO Southeast Asia Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has said India has been offered 7.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine through Covax.
WHO experts are considering Emergency Use Listing of Covaxin, made by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, Dr Singh has said.
The US has improved the travel advisory for India, lowering it from the highest Level 4, which means no travel, to Level 3, which urges citizens to reconsider travel.
Canada has suspended flights from India until August 21, 2021, the government of Canada said today.