India's COVID-19 tally reaches 9,095,806

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-22 12:35:58|Editor: huaxia

NEW DELHI, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- India's COVID-19 tally reached 9,095,806 on Sunday as 45,209 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.

According to the data, the death toll mounted to 133,227 as 501 more patients died since Saturday morning.

There are 440,962 active cases in the country, while 8,521,617 people have been discharged from hospitals after medical treatment, added the ministry's latest data.

The federal government is ramping up COVID-19 testing facilities across the country. Till Saturday, a total of 131,733,134 tests were conducted, out of which 1,075,326 tests were conducted on Saturday alone, said the figures released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the COVID vaccine Covaxin, which is being developed by India's biotechnology company "Bharat Biotech International Limited," entered the third phase of trial on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened a meeting on Friday to review the country's vaccine strategy.

He discussed crucial issues such as prioritization of sub-populations and tech platform for rolling out the vaccine once it is finally developed and tested. Enditem