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Coronavirus India highlights: R-value drops below 1 in mid-September

Covid-19 highlights today September 21st: India on Tuesday recorded 26,115 new Covid-19 cases; the active case count at present is 3.09 lakh.

Beneficiaries wait to receive a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at a vaccination centre in Thiruvananthapuram, Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Coronavirus highlights: R-value, knows as the reproductive number, for measuring the spread of Covid-19 in India has dropped. India’s R-value in August was 1.17 whereas in mid-September it’s 0.92, this signifies that the spread of the virus has paced down.

In Maharashtra after ten-day Ganesh festival, the BMC has decided to ramp up Covid-19 testing in order to avoid another outbreak. The civic body informed, that next 15 days are crucial for recurrent testing and controlling the spread of the virus.

West Bengal logged 14 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, surpassing the previous day’s figure by two fatalities, as the toll mounted to 18,678, a health department bulletin said.

In another news, Bharat Biotech has completed the Phase 2/3 trials of Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin for use in children under 18 years of age and is expected to submit the data by next week to the DCGI, news agency PTI reported quoting Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech International Ltd, Krishna Ella.

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