- 991 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours across India
- In Mumbai’s Dharavi, the number of coronavirus cases has crossed 100-mark
- Indian scientists are testing a multi-purpose vaccine against COVID-19
The number of coronavirus cases in India has climbed to 14,378, which includes 480 deaths, Union Health Ministry said today, adding that 991 new cases and 43 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The doubling rate of COVID-19 cases has dropped to 6.2 days from three days before a countrywide lockdown was imposed, the government said on Friday. The decline is the result of increased testing, including that of patients suffering from SARI (severe acute respiratory illness) and ILI (influenza-like illness), the government added. India is under a lockdown till May 3 to check the spread of the highly infectious illness, which has killed over 1.5 lakh people across the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced earlier this week.
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Indian Navy has reported its first set of COVID-19 cases. Twenty-one sailors in Mumbai have tested positive. A massive operation to trace people who may have come in contact with them is on. The sailors were staying in the residential accommodation facilities of INS Angre – a shore-based depot that provides logistical and administrative support…