New Delhi: India has so far administered more than 158 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Tuesday. A total of 15,89,32,921 doses were given till 7 am on May 4, as per the data. Out of these, 17,08,390 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
The liberalized and accelerated phase-3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination has come into force from Saturday (May 1, 2021). Registration for the newly eligible population groups had commenced on April 28, 2021. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country had crossed 156 million on Sunday.
India reported close to 360,000 new cases in the last 24 hours on Tuesday, a slight dip from the previous day. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 3,57,229 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday morning. The tally was lower than the previous day high of 3,68,147 new infections reported on Monday.
The new cases pushed the total tally to 2,02,82,833 cases in the country as on May 4.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as many as 3,449 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, up from 3,417 deaths reported on Monday. With more than 3400 deaths the total death tally in the country rose to 2,22,408 lives lost to date.
On the recovery front, 3,20,289 discharges were recorded in the last 24 hours, Ministry of health data showed on Tuesday. The total number of patients that have been discharged stood at 1,66,13,292 cases in the country on May 4.
The country also saw a dip in active COVID-19 cases from the previous day. From a total of 34,13,642 active cased logged on Monday, the country recorded 34,47,133 active cases on Tuesday.