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Highlights: Human clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ begins in Odisha

Coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 14 lakh-mark and 32,771 people have died due to the infection, according to the health ministry dashboard on Monday morning.

By Prashasti Singh | Updated: Aug 04, 2020 11:03 IST
Highlights: Human clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ begins in Odisha
A woman wears a face mask as she shops in a store

With 49,931 fresh cases of Covid-19 recorded in 24 hours, India' tally went over 14 lakh on Monday. As many as 32,063 people have died of the infection in India, according to the health ministry dashboard on Sunday morning.

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According to the government, India is conducting over 400,000 coronavirus tests every day. This increase in testing has come about due to the introduction of Rapid Antigen Tests. Though not as accurate as molecular tests, the results for antigen tests are available within an hour. These have also helped Covid-19 hotspot New Delhi scale up its testing rate.

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09:06 PM IST

Human clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ begins in Odisha

The much-awaited human clinical trial of indigenously developed Covaxin, a possible vaccine against novel coronavirus, began at an institute here on Monday, a senior official said. The human trial of BBV152 COVID-19 vaccine or Covaxin commenced at the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and SUM Hospital, one of the 12 centres selected by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting phase one and two of the process, the official at the facility said.

08:23 PM IST

7,924 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, death toll at 13,883

Maharashtra Covid-19 case tally rises by 7,924 to 3,83,723; fatalities up by 227 to 13,883: State Health department

07:37 PM IST

Covid-19 cases cross one lakh mark in Karnataka

Covid-19 cases breach one lakh mark in Karnataka; single biggest day spike of 5,324 new infections: Government bulletin

07:08 PM IST

Nearly 7,000 new coronavirus cases recorded in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu reports 6,993 fresh coronavirus cases, highest single day increase, taking the tally to 2,20,716 while 77 fatalities pushes the death toll to 3,571. Govt

07:05 PM IST

Trump's National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien tests Covid-19 positive: Reuters

06:53 PM IST

Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 in Indonesia

Indonesia announced Monday that its confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 100,000, the highest amount in Southeast Asia.

Cases continue to rise across the world’s fourth-most populous nation as testing remains sharply limited and businesses continue to reopen. The health ministry announced 1,525 more cases on Monday, bringing the country’s confirmed total to 100,303.

04:29 PM IST

Covid the worst global health emergency faced by WHO, says WHO chief

The coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 16 million people is easily the worst global health emergency the World Health Organization (WHO) has faced, its director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, reports Reuters.

04:10 PM IST

Aishwarya Rai, daughter Aaradhya test negative for Covid-19, discharged from hospital

Abhishek Bachchan tweeted that his wife, Aishwarya Rai and daughter Aaradhya tested negative for the coronavirus, and have been discharged from hospital. He remains under observation with father Amitabh Bachchan.

03:48 PM IST

Telangana’s Covid-19 tally crosses 55,000; death toll at 471

Telangana's coronavirus tally crossed 55,000 after 1,473 more people tested positive for the infection. Active cases have reached 12,955 while the death toll stands at 471, reports PTI.

03:43 PM IST

106,962 samples tested for Covid-19 on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh

Amit Mohan Prasad, the principal health secretary of Uttar Pradesh said that 106,962 samples were tested for Covid-19 on Sunday and that no other state has tested so many samples in one single day, reports ANI.

03:15 PM IST

Shillong goes under 72-hour lockdown amid rise in Covid-19 cases

A 72-hour lockdown started in Meghalaya’s state capital Shillong from Monday amid rising cases of novel coronavirus in the state, officials said. Around 30 localities, mostly in the worst-hit East Khasi Hills district, have already been declared containment zones, they said, reports PTI.

03:12 PM IST

37 fresh cases push Tripura’s Covid-19 tally to nearly 4,000

37 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Tripura, taking the total number of cases in the state to 3,920. The recoveries stand at 2,362, reports PTI.

02:38 PM IST

Indonesia’s Covid-19 tally crosses 100,000; death toll at 4,838

As per the health ministry, 1,525 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Indonesia, taking the total number of cases in the country to 100,303. The ministry also reported 57 more deaths, bringing the death toll to 4,838. An increased number of recent virus transmissions have been linked to work places such as offices and factories, reports AP.

02:20 PM IST

Hong Kong records highest ever single day spike of 145 Covid-19 cases

Hong Kong authorities reported 145 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, of which 142 were locally transmitted, setting a new daily high just hours after the city announced its toughest measures yet to curb a community outbreak, reports Reuters.

02:03 PM IST

7,685 rapid antigen tests conducted in Delhi today: Govt

As many as 7,685 rapid antigen tests were conducted in Delhi today. A total of 9,58,283 tests have been conducted so far, according to Government of Delhi.

First published: Jul 27, 2020 06:07 IST