New Delhi: India on Tuesday reported 60,975 cases of deadly virus (Coronavirus), thus taking the tally on to 31,67,323. The country’s toll rose by 848 to 58,390, according to the Union health ministry data.
According to health ministry, India has tested more than 3.5 crore people for COVID19 so far, resolutely following its ‘TEST TRACK TREAT’ strategy.
India has tested more than 3.5 crore people for #COVID19 so far, resolutely following its 'TEST TRACK TREAT' strategy.@PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @AshwiniKChoubey @PIB_India @COVIDNewsByMIB @CovidIndiaSeva @DDNewslive @airnewsalerts @ICMRDELHI @PTI_News pic.twitter.com/tcm38I6wPe
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) August 25, 2020
“As the first step towards timely identification, prompt isolation & effective treatment, higher testing also results in limiting the spread of infection,” said health ministry.
The phase two human clinical trials of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine candidate will begin on Tuesday. The study, set to begin at the Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College and Hospital in Pune, will ascertain the safety and immunogenicity of “Covishield” on healthy Indian adults.
Globally, the coronavirus has affected more than 2.35 crore people. So far, 8.11 lakh people have died of the infection across the world, while 1.52 crore people have recovered, according the Johns Hopkins University’s tracker.