In addition, 20,19,773 tests were conducted on Tuesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 tests completed in the country to 35,00,57,330, with a daily positivity rate of 6.57 percent. According to the ministry, it has been less than 10% for nine days in a row.
The optimism rate has dropped to 8.21% this week. The number of active cases has dropped to. 17,93,645 cases, accounting for 6.34 percent of all infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 92.48 percent.
Over the course of 24 hours, the COVID-19 caseload has decreased by 1,01,875 cases.
Meanwhile, the pharma regulator has removed the requirement for India-specific trials, paving the way for international vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna. Foreign vaccines licensed for emergency use by specific countries and the WHO will no longer require bridging studies in India, according to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), in an effort to speed up the import of dosages needed to boost vaccinations.
Pfizer and Moderna were among the corporations that requested concessions from the government, such as indemnity and local trials after approval. The government has yet to make a decision on the matter.