#Indian Council of Medical Research

Union Health Ministry released data on current COVID-19 scenario in India. (PTI File Photo)

  • After over 3 months, India recorded less than 40k cases in 24 hours
  • Recovery rate elevated to 90.62%
  • Coronavirus cases remained below 7 lakhs for five days

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Coronavirus was first reported in China in December last year. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The total number of COVID-19 cases in India stand at 5,992,533
  • 1,124 new deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours
  • Coronavirus has infected over 32 million people worldwide

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India has emerged as the second-worst hit nation by COVID-29. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • COVID-19 death toll has increased to 93,379
  • Since the pandemic hit India, a total of 4,849,585 people have recovered from the disease
  • According to ICMR, 1,341,535 samples were tested over the past 24 hours

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The findings by the ICMR were published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ PTI)

  • The survey was conducted by the ICMR from May 11 to June 4
  • It covered 28,000 individuals across several districts in India
  • Seropositivity was highest among people in the age group of 18-45 years

.Delhi, India
The ICMR said no emergency procedures could be delayed for lack of COVID-19 tests.(Photo Credit: Envato Elements)

  • The ICMR issued an advisory on Friday stating that testing on demand would be compulsory for people travelling outside the country
  • ICMR put the onus of testing on states asking them to decide the procedure for testing
  • The ICMR issued guidelines for testing in containment areas.

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Over the months, COVID-19 testing in India has increased exponentially. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India recorded 78,761 cases on Saturday
  • Experts say that the increase in COVID-19 cases was expected
  • However, the increase is not homogeneous across the states 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Cancer cases among women is estimated to be higher than that among men. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • 'National Cancer Registry Programme Report, 2020' was released by ICMR, on Tuesday
  • Tobacco-related cancer is estimated to contribute to 27.1% of cases in 2020
  • Breast cancer is estimated to be the most common site among women 

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India conducted 848,728 tests on Thursday, making it the highest. (Photo Credit; PTI)

  • The cumulative number of tests in India have risen to 27,694,416
  • India recorded 64,553 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday
  • The country is the third worst-hit nation in the world now

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The survey will be a follow-up to a similar study that was conducted in May. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The 'sero-survey' will involve testing of blood serum of people
  • The result of the 'sero-survey' conducted in May is still under process
  • India is now the third worst-hit country with over seven lakh cases

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Covaxin, approved by DGCI for human trials (Photo Credit: Representative Image)

  • ICMR had issued August 15 as the deadline to launch Covaxin
  • Covaxin has passed the pre-human trial
  • DGCI approved it for human trials on June 30