New Delhi: India administered 42.78 crores vaccine doses under the National Vaccination Program, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday (July 23).
According to the data, 42,78,82,261 vaccine doses have been administered so since the start of the vaccination drive on January 16.
In the last 24 hours, 42,67,799 doses were administered in the country, down from the previous day’s tally of 54,76,423 doses.
Last month, India achieves another milestone in Covid-19 vaccination and overtakes USA in total number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered.
As the new phase of universalisation of coronavirus vaccination commenced from June 21, in a landmark achievement, 88.09 lakh vaccine doses were administered on the first day of the new phase beginning June 21.
This was also the highest single-day number of jabs in the world.
Meanwhile India on Friday reported another dip in new cases with 35,342 new infections as cases dropped from 41,383 infections reported on Thursday.
The tally dropped by more than 6000 cases. The case tally was fewer by 6,041 cases, after recording a surge on Wednesday. On July 21 the cases had shown a sharp rise of 12,000 cases of Covid-19.
The country in the last 24 hours recorded 483 deaths down from yesterday’s 507 fatalities recorded on Thursday.
On the recovery front, there was a slight rise as 38,740 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. Friday was the second of improvement on the recoveries reported in the country, after a dip of 36,977 outpatients was registered on Wednesday. The improvement took the total tally to 3,04,68,079 patients out of hospitals to date.
The new infections had stayed above 200,000-mark since April 15. The new cases have been increasing at an alarming pace since the country broke the one lakh case barrier on April 4 when it reported 1,03,558 new Covid-19 cases.
Within a fortnight, the numbers doubled, which sounded alarm bells throughout the country as medical infrastructure, doctors and patients grappled with resource crunch. India had crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4.
However, cases have started to come down since June, with many states gradually allowing relaxations in lockdown curbs.