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Coronavirus: IIT Madras cases rise to 183 as 79 more test positive

Pharmaceutical company Genoa’s vaccine candidate has been cleared for clinical trials this week, the Centre said.

The Centre on Tuesday said that adverse effects of vaccines cannot be denied and that states and Union Territories should prepare for that, once the process begins. At a press briefing, the Centre said that cold chain facilities to be used for vaccination has reached various states.

The number of coronavirus cases at the Indian Institutes of Technology, Madras rose to 183 as 79 more infections were reported on Tuesday. The institute was temporarily shut due to the outbreak.

India on Tuesday crossed the 99-lakh coronavirus cases mark as it recorded 22,065 fresh infections cases in 24 hours. This is the lowest daily count in India in over five months. The overall tally is now 99,06,165 while the toll has increased by 354 to 1,43,709. There are 3,39,820 active cases and 94,22,636 recoveries.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 7.28 crore people and killed over 16.20 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Over 4.76 crore people have recovered from the infection.