UP breaks single day record of new cases, Russian Sputnik V finds way into India amongst the Covid 19 battle.
India has recorded 1,84,372 new cases in a single day taking the death rate to 172,085 with 1027 deaths in the last 24 hours. Measures are being taken by the Government to curb the fatality rates. Uttar Pradesh has reported the highest number of cases of 18,021 new cases and 85 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Among the states with high spike rates,The Government of Tamil Nadu is taking rigorous methods to contain the rising level of Covid 19. The total number of cases in the state stands at 9,47,129 while the death toll has now risen to 12,945.
Partial lockdowns are being imposed across states for regular functioning.The country has witnessed a hit in the economy caused during the first wave of Covid 19 in 2020. To avoid such stepback as well as to wipe the virus off the radar, vaccinations have been made available without scarcity for the eligible age groups.
Russian-made vaccine “Sputnik V” has been approved for usage as emergency medicine by the Drugs Controller General of India and is awaiting applications.This step is taken to fasten the pace of vaccination and to increase the vaccination size pool.
“We hope and we invite vaccine makers such as Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and others..to be ready to come to India as early as possible,” said VK Paul, Chairman of the National Expert Committee on Vaccine Administration.
Availability of foreign vaccines are expected to soon help in diminishing the curve.