NEW DELHI :
Cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country so far under nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive exceeded 95.19 cr
INDIA logged 18,132 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 215 days, taking the country’s total tally of cases to 3,39,71,607, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,32,93,478, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent. The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 95.19 crore. The death toll climbed to 4,50,782 with 193 fresh fatalities. The active cases have declined to 2,27,347, the lowest in 209 days, according to the data updated at 8 am. The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 17 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 106 consecutive days now.
‘Over 96.75 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to States, UTs’: More than 96.75 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and UTs so far, Health Ministry said. Over 8.43 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered, it said. vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain, the Ministry said.