India records less than 50,000 cases for the 13th day

For the 13th consecutive day India reported less than 50,000 cases in a day. The last time daily new cases crossed the 50,000-threshold was on November 7.

46,232 new Covid-19 infections, India’s total cases rise to 90,50,598.

As on Friday there were 90,04,366 active cases including 4,43,794 active cases and 84,28,409 recoveries. With 584 new deaths, the count mounted to 1,32,162.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday held a virtual meeting with top officials including those from the centre’s think-tank NITI Aayog on India’s strategy for developing a COVID-19 vaccine and making it accessible to the masses.

“Held a meeting to review India’s vaccination strategy and the way forward. Important issues related to progress of vaccine development, regulatory approvals and procurement were discussed,” PM Modi tweeted.