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COVID recovery rate in India soars past 70%

As many as 16,39,599 people have recuperated from the disease so far in the country and active cases comprise 27.64% of the total caseload

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COVID-19 vaccine won’t be allowed to cost more than Rs 226 a dose: Serum Institute

The ceiling price for the COVID vaccine is only for vaccines to be distributed to 92 countries under the Covax alliance (Gavi, CEPI & WHO)

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Lupin launches Covihalt at Rs 49 per tablet for COVID

Favipiravir has received authorisation from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use, Lupin said in a regulatory filing

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Trial of Covaxin on human subjects begins in India

ICMR picked AIIMS-Delhi among 12 centres to conduct the first two phases of the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of Covaxin

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COVID cases cross 13-lakh mark, daily more than 750

India now ranks sixth worldwide in the number of infections. It recorded the third-highest daily rise (730 deaths on average in the last week) behind Brazil (1,056) and the US (849)

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‘Oxford vaccine’ taking optimism to an unprecedented high

How long would the Oxford vaccine offer protection against the coronavirus? Will the protection be limited? Will it work with older people?

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Health ministry issues caveats about N95 masks

In April, the Health Ministry had issued an advisory on the use of homemade protective cover for face and mouth, asking people to wear it

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Serological survey of Delhi: 23% exposed to coronavirus

Experts in serological studies say antibody tests are not diagnostic but check for antibodies that may form after the individual is infected

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COVAXIN to prevent COVID: Largest trial begins

Covaxin, an ‘inactivated’ vaccine made of strains ‘killed’ to prevent infections in new hosts, creates antibodies to fight coronavirus

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Mortality rate in India’s COVID cases ‘progressively falling’, among lowest

Government efforts on efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases ensured the mortality rate has fallen below 2.5%: Health ministry