New Delhi: India reported 10,126 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the lowest in 266 days, besides 332 more virus-related deaths.
Meanwhile, the recovery count increased to 3,37,75,086 with 11,982 recoveries being reported in the last 24 hours, informed the Union health ministry.
The recovery rate is currently at 98.25 per cent. There are now 1,40,638 active cases in India, the lowest in 263 days.
So far, 9.08 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country, with 59,08,440 doses being administered in the last 24 hours.
Yesterday, 11,451 virus cases and 266 related deaths were reported across the country.
Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry is learnt to have given the go-ahead to initiate the preparatory work for the introduction of the indigenously developed world's first DNA-based Covid jab, which in all probability will be given to adults initially under the country's vaccination drive, sources in the know of developments said.
Zydus Cadila has agreed to bring down the price of its COVID-19 vaccine to ₹ 265 a dose following persistent negotiations by the government. Zydus Cadila's ZyCov-D is the first vaccine cleared by India's drug regulator for inoculation of those aged 12 years and above.
BDST: 1318 HRS, NOV 09, 2021