The number of people who have recuperated from the virus surged to 97,82,669, pushing the national recovery rate to 95.83%, while the Covid case fatality rate stands at 1.45%.
Bharat Biotech has asked Covaxin trial sites to offer Covid protection as an incentive to draw volunteers. Experts say it is unethical.
Health ministry says India's total active caseload has fallen to 2.78 lakh — 'lowest after 170 days'. Delhi reported 655 cases in last 24 hrs — lowest since mid-August.
Local authorities have said Beijing requires 'all districts, departments and companies to enter a state of emergency' and adopt more stringent measures to check Covid spread.
Covid-19 is more severe during pregnancy. A US study showed pregnant women were 3 times more likely to end up in the ICU.
The death toll rose to 1,47,622 with 279 new fatalities in a span of 24 hours in the country, according to Health Ministry data.
Study by Stanford & Johns Hopkins University was done to understand how Covid comorbidities affect mortality in lower-middle-income country like India, compared to high-income England.
Scientists find evidence of lower than expected transfer of protective antibodies against Covid via the placenta from mothers who are infected in the third trimester.
The process of granting emergency use approval for Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' may take time as its phase 3 trials are still underway, while Pfizer is yet to make a presentation.
UK health dept study conducted at Oxford University Hospitals tracked 12,541 health workers over 31 weeks by constantly screening them for Covid with RT-PCR, antibody tests.