Domestic pharma major Panacea Biotec in collaboration with Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF has begun the production of ‘Sputnik V’ COVID-19 vaccine in India.
ndia on Tuesday recorded 1,96,427 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 3,511 deaths due to the infection. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry, the country saw a total of 3,26,850 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 2,40,54,861. The total cases of COVID-19 in India have now mounted to 2,69,48,874, with 25,86,782 active cases, the data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 3,07,231. A total of 19,85,38,999 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 in India.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh-mark on August 7 last, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19 last year.