COVID-19: Latest updates as at 3.08.2022

Corobavirus

India records 17,135 new cases in the last 24 hours

A government panel on Covid immunisation has recommended allowing Biological E’s Corbevax as a precaution dose for adults fully vaccinated with either Covishield or Covaxin, official sources said on Tuesday. If approved by the government, this would be the first time a booster dose of a Covid vaccine different from the one used for primary vaccination would be allowed in the country. Stay with Meziesblog for all updates —

10:05 (IST), Aug 3

Single day rise of 17,135 new Covid-19 infections, 47 fatalities pushes India’s infection tally to 44,067,144, death toll to 526,477: Government

09:47 (IST), Aug 3

Active cases stands at 137,057

09:46 (IST), Aug 3

India records 17,135 new cases in the last 24 hours

08:04 (IST), Aug 3

Shanghai reports no new local Covid cases for August 2

China’s financial hub Shanghai reported no new domestically transmitted coronavirus cases for August 2, the same as a day before, the city government said on Wednesday. It was the third day of zero infections for Shanghai.

07:24 (IST), Aug 3

China reports 436 new cases for Aug. 2 vs 498 day earlier

Mainland China reported 436 new coronavirus cases for Aug. 2, of which 101 were symptomatic and 335 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday.

05:13 (IST), Aug 3

Bharat Biotech expects regulator’s nod for intranasal Covid-19 vaccine in August

Bharat Biotech, which is working on an intranasal Covid-19 vaccine candidate is hopeful of getting regulatory licenses this month, if all goes well, chairman and managing director of the company, Krishna Ella said. He also has said BBIL (Bharat Biotech International Limited), which has a vaccine manufacturing plant in Ankleshwar in Gujarat is one of the two plants in the world capable of producing vaccine for monkeypox disease. The other one is in Bavarian Nordic, German.

05:13 (IST), Aug 3

EU signs joint procurement deal with HIPRA for Covid vaccines

The European Commission said on Tuesday it had signed a joint procurement contract with Spanish pharmaceutical firm HIPRA for the supply of its protein Covid-19 vaccine, which will be available if approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

05:11 (IST), Aug 3

Nitish Kumar tests positive for Coronavirus

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has tested positive for Corona, an official said on Tuesday. Kumar, who has been unwell for the past four days, is on bed rest. His report came positive on Monday evening.