Coronavirus Live News: India reports 66,999 cases, 942 deaths in the last 24 hours

The overall number of samples checked approximately 12th August is 2,68,45,688 consisting of 8,30,391 samples tested the other day: ICMR

Spike of 66,999 cases and 942 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hr.

The COVID-19 tally increases to 23,96,638 including 6,53,622 active cases, 16,95,982 discharged & & 47,033 deaths: Ministry of Health.

  • Zydus Cadila on Thursday released the most inexpensive generic version of Gilead Sciences' ' antiviral drug remdesivir in India to treat COVID-19 following reports of shortages at medical facilities worldwide'' s third-worst hit country.

  • Zydus has actually priced it at 2,800 rupees ($37.44) per 100mg vial. It will be sold under the trademark name Remdac to federal government and private medical facilities dealing with COVID-19 patients, the company said in a regulative filing.

  • Zydus is the 5th company to release a copy of the antiviral in India after independently held Hetero Labs Ltd, Cipla, Mylan NV and Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd.
Delhi: A man, Mohammad Taqi, has made kites with COVID-19 precautions printed on them, in Old Delhi. He says, " Like we chased British out of India & & got Independence, I wish to offer a message that individuals must take preventative measures so that we can chase COVID-19 out of India."


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