Health & Wellness

COVID Updates: ICMR On Reinfection Possibility, National Chemist Association Offers To Help

BP World Bureau | Oct 22 2020 11:17:08 AM
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NEW DELHI: India has reported 55,839 cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours which means that less than 75K cases were reported for the third consecutive day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mentioned earlier that the peaking has reduced but the virus is still present. 

There are 77,06,946 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 7,15,812 are active cases, 68,74,518 people have recovered and 1,16,616 people died. 

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 98,670,363 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to 21st October so far. 

The director-general of ICMR, Dr Balram Bhargava, said that there is a possibility of re-infection if antibodies are reduced in the recovered person's body in five months.

The All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) has come forward to offer help to the Indian government with the delivery of vaccines against the diseases that have affected over 77 lakh people in the country. 

Read: COVID Updates: PM Modi Urges People To Be Cautious, Health Ministry On Digital 

Delhi government conducted 16,629 RT-PCR tests, the highest ever in a single day of the more accurate tests in a golden-standard.

Globally, there are 4,12,26,932 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 1,19,76,185 are active cases, 2,81,19,448 people have recovered and 11,31,299 people died.