Coronavirus Worldwide: Confirmed Cases Surpasses 199.7 Million-Mark

Coronavirus pandemic continues wreaking havoc worldwide. According to worldometer.com, 199,759,063 cases have been reported so far.
Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News
Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News

Coronavirus pandemic continues wreaking havoc worldwide. According to worldometer.com, 199,759,063 cases have been reported so far. Of these, 180,209,374 people have recovered, while 4,252,547 people have died.

More than 30,000 cases reported in India:

India has been witnessing a gradual decrease in daily coronavirus cases. According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, India reported 30,549 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative count of the cases to 3,17,26,507. With 422 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll has increased to 4,25,195.

The country also witnessed 38,887 recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative recoveries to 3,08,96,354. With this, the country's recovery rate has increased to 97.38 %. On the other hand, India's mortality rate stands at 1.34 %.

Image credit: ANI News
Image credit: ANI News

Covaxin effective against Delta Plus Variant of COVID-19: ICMR

Covaxin is effective in providing immunity against the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19, according to a new study conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found. Earlier, Bharat Biotech had said that Covaxin has shown 77.8 per cent effectiveness against symptomatic COVID-19 and 65.2 per cent protection against the new delta variant.

In June, Dr VK Paul of NITI Aayog asserted that there is no scientific data so far to establish that the new variant is highly transmissible or reduces vaccine efficacy. He said, "The so-called Delta plus variant exhibits an additional mutation in the Delta variant. Since this is a new variant, scientific knowledge is still in the early stage. Whether this additional mutation in the Delta variant is associated with increased transmissibility or excess severity of disease, or any adverse effect on vaccine efficacy is currently not established and we should wait for this information to emerge. And we should wait for these aspects to be studied systematically.

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