Daily COVID Updates: India Records 11,106 Fresh COVID Cases


New Delhi : India saw a single-day rise of 11,106 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country”s tally to 3,44,89,623, while the active cases have declined to 1,26,620, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday.

The death count has climbed to 4,65,082 with 459 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 42 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 145 consecutive days now.

Air pollution linked to increased risk of getting sick from COVID-19: Study
Long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with an increased risk of developing COVID-19 among people who get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a study conducted in Spain.
The research, published in the journal Environment Health Perspectives on Wednesday, provides further evidence on the health benefits of reducing air pollution, and highlights the influence of environmental factors on infectious diseases.
The researchers said previous studies have suggested that regions with higher pre-pandemic levels of air pollution had a higher incidence of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
However, the reasons for this associations are not yet clear, they said.

Tamil Nadu inoculates 8.36 lakh people in 9th mega vaccination drive

Tamil Nadu inoculated 8.36 lakh people against Covid-19 in the ninth edition of the mega vaccination drive on Thursday, the Health Department said.
Of the 8,36,796 people, 3,36,468 were administered with the first dose and 5,00,328 the second, a press release from the department said.

India exported over 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to nearly 100 countries this year: PM Modi

Laying thrust on developing indigenous capabilities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has exported more than 65 million doses of COVID vaccines to nearly 100 countries this year.

The Prime Minister, who inaugurated the First Global Innovation Summit of the Pharmaceuticals sector via video conferencing, said India believes in the well-being of the entire humankind.

“Our definition of wellness is not limited by physical boundaries. We believe in the well-being of the entire humankind. And, we have shown this spirit to the whole world during the COVID-19 global pandemic,” he said.
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