Serum institute gets nod for phase 3&4 of clinical trials

 Serum institute gets nod for phase 3&4 of clinical trials
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New Delhi, Aug 03: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Serum Institute of India, Pune to conduct Phase II+III clinical trials of Oxford University-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine (COVISHIELD) in India. This will hasten the development of the COVID-19 vaccine.
India continues to improve the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) and maintain its global position of having one of the lowest COVID fatalities rates. With a further fall, the current CFR touched 2.11% today. This is the outcome of the well-conceived and effectively implemented strategy of “Test, Track and Treat” which has guided the COVID management in the country, PIB release stated. 
The management strategy of COVID-19 also focuses on early detection and isolation of cases with seamless patient management and prioritizing care of the high-risk population using field health care workers leading to an increase in recoveries across the country. India has seen more than 40,574 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. This takes the total recoveries to 11,86,203 and Recovery Rate to 65.77% amongst COVID-19 patients.
With improving daily recovery numbers, the gap between the recovered cases & the active cases has increased to more than 6 lakh. Presently, it is 6,06,846. This means the actual active caseload is 5,79,357 and all are under medical supervision.

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