India witnessed a slight improvement in its daily Covid graph as the country recorded 12,516 new infections on Friday, which is 4.3 per cent lower than Thursday’s 13,091 cases. The country also reported 501 virus-related fatalities during the period.
Currently, the active coronavirus cases in India account for 0.40 per cent of total infections, which is the lowest since March 2020 days. The country’s caseload of 1,37,416 is the lowest in 267 days.
Meanwhile, Covaxin, the coronavirus vaccine developed by the government’s medical research agency and Bharat Biotech, was found to have a 77.8 per cent efficacy rate against symptomatic COVID-19 in a long-awaited analysis published in The Lancet.
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Days after a pet dog in the UK tested positive for COVID-19, now eight big cats in a zoo in the United States detected positive for coronavirus.
Citing St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Hill reported that the infected cats include two African lions, two snow leopards, an Amur tiger, a puma and two jaguars. These animals had mild symptoms, although some had a cough and nasal discharge.
Apart from them, none of the other 12,000 animals in the St. Louis Zoo have tested positive, the local newspaper reported. Staff have not traced the source of the infection among the cats.