As many as 85,620 samples were tested for the virus, including 56,015 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNath tests and 29,605 Rapid antigen tests. The tests per million stand at 8,54,105.

New Delhi: India reported its highest-ever single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with over 2.61 lakh new cases and more than...

Uttar Pradesh is leading in terms of second doses with 15,60,116 second doses being administered so far in the State. It is followed by Gujarat at 13,51,100 and Rajasthan at 13,16,216.

Some major Pharma companies have announced voluntary price cuts for Remdesivir Injections after Centre's intervention to ensure it's affordable availability.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 14,95,397 samples were tested on Friday. And, as many as 26,49,72,022 samples have been tested across the country till April 16.

The team of experts, led by the University of Oxford's Trish Greenhalgh, reviewed published research and identified 10 lines of evidence to support the predominance of the airborne route.

India has become the 60th country to authorise the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 11,72,23,509 till today.

Officials have meanwhile said that despite a record surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the Kumbh Mela will continue till April 30.