Coronavirus LIVE: India cases at 10,141,215; global death toll 1,740,762

By | December 24, 2020


Covaxin, a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech, showed long-term antibody and T- cell (immune) memory responses three months after the shot in Phase-I volunteers and tolerable safety outcomes in Phase-II study, the company said, suggesting the antibodies might persist for six to 12 months.

 


In Phase-II, it also showed enhanced humoral and cell- mediated immune responses and the results were found in the safety and immunogenicity clinical trial of the vaccine candidate.

 

World update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 79,253,882. While 55,835,381 have recovered, 1,741,357 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 18,923,903 cases, and 334,129 have died from the disease there. It is followed by India, which has 10,123,544 cases, Brazil (7,366,677), Russia (2,963,688), France (2,505,875).

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