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Coronavirus updates: WHO seeks moratorium on booster shots till September; Delhi records no Covid-19 death on Wednesday.

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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updates: India on Thursday reported 42,982 new Covid-19 cases and 533 deaths from the disease, marking a slight increase in infections logged yesterday.


The said the new infections pushed the total to 318,121,14 and overall deaths due to the disease stood at 426,290. On Wednesday, the country reported 42,625 new cases of Covid-19 and 562 deaths from the disease in 24 hours.

 
India may cut the number of Covid-19 vaccines reserved for private sector healthcare, saying utilisation was poor. The government told Rajya Sabha it had taken over 7-9 per cent of the private sector’s 25 per cent quota.  

World updates: The called for a moratorium on booster shots to enable poorer countries to catch up in vaccination rates. Florida hospitals are struggling to get oxygen due to a rise in Covid-19 cases attributable to the delta variant and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s decision not to declare another state of emergency, Bloomberg reported. 

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