As many as 20,19,723 Covid-19 vaccine shots were administered to beneficiaries in India between Monday and Tuesday, the health ministry has said. This is the most number of vaccinations that have been carried out in the country in 24 hours.
India’s has so far given 2,30,08,733 anti-Covid jabs to the residents.
The vaccination drive in India had begun on 16 January, when only healthcare workers were getting inoculated. It was later to expanded to include frontline workers in February.
The second phase of the drive commenced on 1 March. People above the age of 60 or those above 45 with comorbidities are also availing vaccinations now. The country clocked in 15,388 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 1,12,44,786. This is the lowest number of fresh cases recorded in the country in last five days.
There are 1,87,462 active cases currently while the total number of people who have recovered from the disease stands at 1,08,99,394. As many as 16,596 people recuperated in the last 24 hours. India also saw 77 deaths, a decline from Monday when 97 fatalities were reported.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in the COVID daily new cases. They cumulatively account for 84.04% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours.