Mumbai records nearly 2,300 new Covid-19 cases, highest since January 23

India’s first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, developed at Gennova Biopharmaceuticals in Pune, is expected to be a game-changer as it can be stored at temperatures between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius, says Dr NK Arora, who leads the COVID task force -19 from the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NTAGI). “The Phase III trial has been completed with the necessary follow-up and the interim data has been submitted to the Central Medicines Control Organization,” Dr Arora told The Indian Express.

Meanwhile, a day after the health department warned of a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in Mohali district, one death was reported on Monday due to the infection. The last death from Covid-19 in Mohali was reported on May 26. Authorities have again stressed the need for people to wear masks and follow Covid-19 protocol to curb the spread of infection. In this month alone, 144 cases were reported in Mohali.

Aware of the rise in Covid cases in Delhi, LG Vinai Kumar Saxena ordered officials to carry out genome sequencing of all positive cases to check for any new variants. LG and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia reviewed the situation in the city. Delhi reported 614 new cases out of 8,700 tests and a positivity rate of 7.06%, according to Monday’s health bulletin.

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