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The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16 January with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase
Over 54 lakh vaccine doses have been administered on Tuesday till 7 pm and the tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports by late in the night
This took the country's COVID-19 tally to 3,36,97,581, while the number of active cases declined to 2,92,206, the lowest in 192 days, according to the Union health ministry.
The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night
The toll climbed to 4,45,385 with 252 fresh fatalities while the active cases declined to 3,09,575
According to the government, 17 lakh doses were administered per hour, 28,000 doses per minute and 466 doses per second
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this is the fastest pace at which one crore doses have been administered.
More than 4.49 crore (4,49,03,025) balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.
The health ministry said more than 5.58 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.50 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 2.63 percent
Active COVID-19 cases have risen by 2,776 in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.99 percent of the total infections
The US-based pharmaceutical company noted that it is committed to facilitating global equitable access to its COVID-19 vaccine and recognise the unmet needs of children
A reduction of 3,286 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours
India logs 38,667 COVID-19 cases, 478 fatalities in 24 hrs; Kerala continues to drive surge with over 14% positivity rate
India saw a single-day rise of 38,667 coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of cases to 3,21,56,493, while the death toll rose to 4,30,732 with 478 fresh fatalities
India records 40,120 fresh coronavirus infections, 585 new deaths; 15 states, UTs show surge in active cases
Coronavirus India Daily Updates: Out of the new cases, active cases have come down to 3.85 lakh while recoveries have risen to 3.13 crore.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,12, 20,981 and the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
The country reported 373 fresh deaths, the lowest in the last 132 days and below 400 for the first time in 132 days.
Centre allows foreign nationals to register for COVID-19 vaccine on CoWin portal; check details here
The beneficiaries would need to be registered on the CoWin portal and they can do so by using their passport as an identity document for registration
Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine gets Emergency Use approval in India for adult population
J&J earlier had sought approval to conduct phase-3 clinical trial of its vaccine on approximately 600 participants in two age groups---those aged 18 and below 60 years and those aged 60 years and above---to evaluate the safety, reactogenicity and immunogenicity of the jab in healthy Indian adults.
The vaccine was 66.3 percent effective in clinical trials at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection in people who received the vaccine and had no evidence of being previously infected