Tuesday India spots a major decline in COVID cases from 97, 894 to 75, 083 in the last 24 hours. This is the fifth consecutive drop when the cases are found to be reducing from 97, 894 on September 17.
Union health Secretary Mr Rajesh Bhushan informed the drop in fresh cases has nothing to do with less testing figures. He also added, “On September 19 we had conducted 8.81 lakh tests and detected 93, 337 cases. On September 20 we conducted over 12 lakh tests and found 92,605 cases, on September 21 we tested 7.31 lakh people and got 86, 961 positive while on September 22 we tested 9.33 lakh samples and found 75, 083 positive. So testing is not less and the number of positive cases are not determined by tests. We are monitoring this data on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to keep a track of the trend of COVID-19,”
The subsequent drop in new cases is noticed in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.
Meantime, NITI Aayog member Mr. V.K. Paul said that the makers of the Russian Covid19 vaccine Sputnik V have been asked to file an application for stage 3 clinical trials in India through an Indian representative.
However, as per media reports, nearly 14 percent of patients who have been administered Sputnik vaccines during clinical tests have reported side-effects that officials claim were mild in nature such as weakness, muscle pain, and an increase in body temperature.