India registers 853 new coronavirus deaths

India on Friday reported 853 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising its pandemic death toll to 400,312, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

Iran PressAsia: The country also reported 46,617 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have crossed 29.5 million.

Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson said that its single-shot coronavirus vaccine neutralizes the fast-spreading delta variant and provides durable protection against infection more broadly.

The company said in a statement Thursday that recipients of its vaccine produced strong neutralizing antibodies over the course of at least eight months against all variants including delta, which was first seen in India and has been spreading around the globe.

The global death toll is 3,973,393 with 183,512,215 confirmed cases.


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