Health & Wellness

India Records Over 90 Lakh Cases, SerumTo Seek Regulatory Approval For Vaccine

BP World Bureau | Nov 20 2020 10:40:42 AM
Image credits: pinterest

NEW DELHI: India has recorded 90,04,365 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 4,43,794 are active cases, 84,28,409 people recovered and 1,32,162 people died. 

Maharashtra remained the top affected state with 17,63,055 total cases, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

About the vaccine, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Thursday said the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine should be available for healthcare workers and elderly people by around February 2021.

Delhi government is gearing up to fight COVID more intensively, starting with the launch of a house-to-house survey over the news on a possible new outbreak. 

The surge in the COVID-19 cases cast a shadow on the winter session of the Indian parliament, which usually begins in late November and ends in December.

All India Prize Money Indira Marathon was not held in Uttar Pradesh on its scheduled date (November 19) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

All India Prize Money Indira Marathon is held every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Globally, there are 5,68,80,069 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 1,89,97,015 are active cases, 3,65,22,871 people recovered and 13,60,183 people died. 

World Health Organization recommended against using Gilead Sciences Inc.'s remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients and a panel of WHO-convened experts said that there is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation.

US government and BioNTech’s co-founder Ugur Sahin said that an emergency use authorization request for the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was expected to be filed with the FDA.

Interpol asked law enforcement agencies globally to beware of COVID-19 contaminated letters likely to be sent to political leaders and individuals.