The Union health ministry on Thursday said that the doubling time of coronavirus cases in India has sharply increased to 70.4 days from 25.5 days in mid-August.
Russia on Wednesday approved its second coronavirus vaccine after preliminary trials. The vaccine has been developed by the Vector Institute in Siberia.
India’s coronavirus tally rose to 72,39,389 on Wednesday as the country reported 63,509 new infections in 24 hours. The country’s toll climbed by 730 to 1,10,586. India’s number of recoveries rose to 63,01,927.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 3.84 crore people and killed 10,91,245, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide recoveries crossed 2.65 crore.