Hitting a grim milestone, India has recorded over 1 lakh Covid-19 instances in a span of 24 hours on Monday, the very best single day by day spike in infections because the pandemic began final yr.
With this, India has grow to be the third nation after the US and Brazil to register a six-figure addition in Covid-19 instances in a single day. On January 8, america surpassed 300,000 day by day coronavirus instances, reported the Washington Publish. On March 25, Brazil recorded 100,158 new coronavirus instances and a couple of,777 new deaths, the nation’s Well being Ministry stated.
In the meantime, the cumulative variety of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation reached 7,91,05,163, stated the Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare on Monday.
From April 2, the federal government began vaccinating all folks above 45 years. India began its vaccination drive on January 16 with precedence given to all healthcare and frontline employees within the first section. The second section began on March 1 the place doses had been administered to folks above the age of 60 and people between 45 and 59 years with particular comorbidities.