India reported 34,457 cases, a marginal drop from yesterday. About 375 deaths were recorded during the period, according to the Health Ministry.
India’s drug regulator on Friday approved Zydus Cadila’s three-dose COVID-19 DNA vaccine for emergency use in adults and children aged 12 years and above, bringing in the sixth vaccine authorised for use in the country.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in the country, reported 4,365 new infections and 105 fatalities in 24 hours.
Kerala reported 20,224 COVID-19 cases and 99 deaths on Friday, taking the total caseload to 37,86,797 and the toll to 19,345. Thrissur reported the highest number of cases (2,795), followed by Ernakulam 2,707, Kozhikode 2,705, Malappuram 2,611, and Palakkad 1,528.