Coronavirus LIVE: Bengal makes negative Covid report mandatory for 4 states
Coronavirus live updates: Travellers from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab will need a negative coronavirus test report to enter Delhi. Stay tuned for corona-related news
Pune reported 1,479 new Covid-19 cases, 945 recoveries
Bengal makes Covid negative certificate mandatory for travellers from 4 states
4,106 new coronavirus cases in Kerala, tally 1.45 mn: Health minister Shailaja
Maharashtra reported 8,807 new Covid-19 cases, 2,772 discharges
Over 1.4 mn healthcare workers have taken second dose: Govt
12,366,633 vaccine doses have been given to healthcare & frontline workers: Govt
Johnson & Johnson's one-shot Covid-19 vaccine effective, safe: FDA
Johnson & Johnson's one-shot Covid-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff said in documents published on Wednesday, paving the way for its approval for emergency use, according to Reuters. The FDA's panel of independent experts meets on Friday to decide whether to approve the shot. While it is not bound to follow the advice of its experts, the FDA did so when authorizing the Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc vaccines, Reuters reported.
J&J's vaccine was 66% effective in preventing Covid-19 against multiple variants in a global trial involving nearly 44,000 people, the company said last month. Its effectiveness varied from 72% in the United States to 66% in Latin America and 57% in South Africa, where a new variant has spread, though the vaccine was 85% effective overall in stopping severe cases of the disease, as per Reuters report.
Goa records 52 fresh Covid-19 cases; 35 recoveries
As many as 52 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while 35 were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the infection in Goa on Wednesday, an official from the health department said, according to PTI. With the addition of the latest cases, the state's COVID-19 tally has reached 54,700, of which 53,416 patients have recovered so far, the official said.
Following the death of one patient during the day, the toll stood at 789, he said. The coastal state is now left with 495 active cases, the official said, as per PTI.
Odisha issues SOPs ahead of vaccination of elderly, people with co-morbidities
Vaccines will prevent new Covid strains, decease mortality: AIIMS chief
Mamata writes to PM, seeks help in procurement of Covid vaccine to immunise free of cost
Andhra Pradesh reports 94 new Covid-19 cases, 66 recoveries
Hong Kong to spend $15.4 billion to stabilise virus-ravaged economy
We shouldn't miss out on strains which are more infectious: AIIMS director
LIVE: India is proud to have vaccines made locally, says Javadekar
LIVE: Those who want to get vaccinated from private hospitals will have to pay, says Javadekar
People above 60 years and those above 45 years with comorbidities will be vaccinated from March 1
Centre rushes teams to states, UT seeing surge in Covid cases
Ghana to receive world's first doses of free Covax vaccines
First batch of Sputnik V vaccine delivered to Mexico
First Published: Feb 24 2021 | 07:30 AM IST