India on Thursday registered 3,62,727 new coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 2,37,03,665 since the pandemic broke out in January last year. The country’s toll rose to 2,58,317 as it reported 4,120 deaths in the last day.
India’s count of active cases climbed to 37,10,525, comprising 15.65% of the total infections. The number of recoveries stood at 1,97,34,823.
Meanwhile, the Drugs Controller General of India approved clinical trials of Bharat Biotech’s vaccine, Covaxin, for children aged between two and 18 years. The trials will be carried out on 525 healthy volunteers.
India is fighting against a ferocious second wave of the coronavirus. Hospitals across the country are facing acute shortages of oxygen and other medical supplies.
The World Health Organization has linked the massive surge in coronavirus cases in India to religious and political gatherings. Panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh, Assembly elections in…