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Covid update: India records 215 cases, lowest since April 2020

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- November 29th 2022 12:18 PM
Covid update: India records 215 cases, lowest since April 2020

Covid update: India records 215 cases, lowest since April 2020

New Delhi, November 29: India reported 215 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest since April 2020, taking the tally of coronavirus cases to 4,46,72,068, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The active Covid cases have declined to 4,982 while the death toll has mounted to 5,30,615. One death was reported from Delhi in the last 24 hours.

The active coronavirus cases comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate increased to 98.8 per cent, according to the ministry.  A decrease of 141 cases has been recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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As many as 4,41,36,471 patients have recuperated from the disease while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. 

Meanwhile, Bharat Biotech's iNCOVACC intranasal vaccine against Covid 19 has received CDSCO approval under restricted use in emergency for heterologous booster doses for ages 18 and above. Notably, Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad-based biotechnology company, has launched the world's first nasal Covid-19 vaccine —  iNCOVACC. 

According to a tweet shared by Bharat Biotech on Monday evening, iNCOVACC recently received approval under Restricted Use in Emergency Situation for ages 18 and above for heterologous booster doses.

In heterologous booting doses, a person is administered a different vaccine from the one that used for the primary dose.

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iNCOVACC has become world's first intranasal vaccine for Covid-19 to receive approval for heterologous booster dose, according to the statement.



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