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A counsellor teaches a Covid-19 patient some yoga aasans in the Covid-19 ward of the Civil Hospital | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India registers less than 300 Covid deaths in a day after 6 months, reports 22,273 new cases

While the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 97,40,108, the infection tally rose to 1,01,69,118, on Saturday.
People in queues for buying alcohol as liquor shops reopen in Delhi. Photo | PTI

Yoga mats, BBQ grills, fish oil — what Delhi shopped most besides masks, booze to survive 2020

ThePrint takes a look at some of the most sold products in India in the year that saw a pandemic force a major shift in consumption patterns and habits. 
The Covaxin vaccine |

Bharat Biotech ‘thousands of volunteers short’ for ongoing Covaxin Phase 3 trials

Trial sites conducting Covaxin study say the company has given them an indicative deadline of 31 December to complete the recruitment of volunteers, but company denies claim.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

India’s R value increases to 0.90, daily Covid-19 tests fall below 10 lakh

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.
A health worker, wearing PPE kit, collects a sample for Covid-19 test, in New Delhi, Tuesday, 24 Nov., 2020. | PTI

6 states, 1 UT see Rt value above 1, Delhi records highest daily tests per million

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and wide their infection is spreading.
A box of Sinovac Biotech Ltd. SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in Sao Paulo, Brazil | Photo: Jonne Roriz | Bloomberg

China’s Sinovac Covid vaccine’s efficacy uncertain despite Brazil, Turkey results

Turkey said a trial of Sinovac’s vaccine showed an estimated efficacy rate of 91.25%. However, Sao Paulo Health Secretary said the vaccine 'didn’t reach 90%' efficacy.
A health worker conducts Covid-19 RAT test at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, as coronavirus cases surge across the national capital, in New Delhi Wednesday, on 4 November | PTI

India’s Covid R value increases to 0.90, infection rate above 1 in Kerala

Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka saw a rise in their R values, but the infection rate dropped in West Bengal, Maharashtra & Gujarat.
Medical workers collecting samples for Covid-19 in New Delhi | Representational Image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India noticed ‘super-spreading’ Covid strain in March-May but it died on its own, expert says

Anurag Agrawal, director of CSIR's Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, said big outbreak in India with new virus strain is unlikely unless there is an escape from immunity.
A health worker, wearing PPE kit, collects a sample for Covid-19 test, in New Delhi, Tuesday, 24 Nov., 2020. | PTI

India records 23,067 new infections in 24 hours, recoveries cross 97 lakh

The number of active Covid cases in the country stayed below three lakh for the fourth consecutive day. The death toll has increased to 1,47,092.
The Covaxin vaccine |

Covaxin Phase 2 trials find Covid vaccine safe, no serious adverse events reported

Researchers, however, said evaluation of safety outcomes required extensive phase 3 clinical trials of the Covid vaccine developed through partnership between ICMR & Bharat Biotech.

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