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COVID-19: Corbevax Gets DCGI Nod for Use in Kids, Delhi Logs 360 New Cases

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Tracing a downward trend, India recorded 16,051 new coronavirus cases and 203 deaths due to the viral disease on Monday, 21 February.

India's positivity rate stands at 1.93 percent, and the number of active cases has declined to 2,02,131.

Meanwhile, Biological E Ltd said in a statement on Monday that its Corbevax vaccine, India's first indigenously-developed Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) Protein sub-unit vaccine against COVID-19, has received emergency use authorisation (EUA) from India's drug regulator DGCI for age group 12-18 years.

Snapshot
  • Mumbai reported 167 daily cases on Sunday, while Delhi saw 570 infections

  • Over 80 percent of India's adult population is now vaccinated against COVID-19, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday

  • Queen Elizabeth tested positive for COVID-19, Buckingham Palace announced on Sunday

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9:56 PM , 21 Feb

Health Minister Mandaviya Hails DCGI Approval of Corbevax

"The CDSCO has granted emergency use authorisation to COVID-19 vaccine CORBEVAX for 12-18 year age group. It is India's 1st indigenously developed Receptor Binding Domain Protein sub-unit vaccine against COVID-19. This will further strengthen our fight against COVID-19," tweeted Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

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9:48 PM , 21 Feb
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Delhi Logs 360 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths

Delhi reported 360 new cases and 4 deaths due to COVID-19 on Monday.

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9:47 PM , 21 Feb

Assam Reports 28 New COVID-19 Cases

Assam reported 28 fresh COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths on Monday.

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7:54 PM , 21 Feb

Himachal Pradesh Logs 144 New COVID-19 Cases

Himachal Pradesh on Monday reported 144 new cases and 1 death due to coronavirus.

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Published: 21 Feb 2022, 10:04 AM IST
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