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India Records 2,568 New Covid Cases, 18.6% Lower Than Previous Day

Children aged 12 to 17 years can now get the Serum Institute's coronavirus vaccine Covovax at private centres with a provision for it being made on the CoWIN portal.

New Delhi: India reported 2,568 new Covid-19 cases, 20 deaths and 2,900 recoveries made in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate stood at 1.07% while the weekly positivity rate stood at 0.70%.

Delhi on Monday reported 1,076 COVID-19 cases, around 27 per cent less than a day ago, though the positivity rate rose to 6.42 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. No death occurred due to the disease in a day.

With these new cases, the national capital’s overall tally has increased to 18,85,636, while the death toll stands at 26,175.

Maharashtra reported 92 new COVID-19 cases, a majority of them in the Mumbai Circle, and one more death on Monday, taking the overall tally in the state to 78,77,993 and the toll to 1,47,844, a health department official said.

Mumbai on Monday reported 56 COVID-19 cases, which took the tally to 10,59,970, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,563, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said.

The addition to the tally dipped below the 90-mark after six days, with the figure being 92 on Sunday and a high of 112 last week, he pointed out.

Telangana on Monday recorded 28 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 7,92,072 so far. Hyderabad reported the highest number of cases with 20.

Children aged 12 to 17 years can now get the Serum Institute’s coronavirus vaccine Covovax at private centres with a provision for it being made on the CoWIN portal, official sources said on Monday.

A dose of Covovax will cost Rs 900 plus GST, in addition to hospital service charge of Rs 150, they told PTI. The move followed the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) that the COVID-19 jab can be administered in the age group of 12-17 years.

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