New Delhi: India on Friday (May 14) reported 3,43,144 new COVID-19 cases as the nation witnessed dropped cases for the second straight day. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 4,000 deash were reported in the last 24 hours. The daily case count has seen almost a decline of 19,000 as compared to Thursday.
Furthermore, 3,44,776 people were discharged in the last 24 hours which reduced the active COVID-19 cases tally in the country to 37,04,893 . The total discharges now stands at 2,00,79,599. The death toll has meanwhile limbed up to 2,62,317.
The spurt in new cases crossed the 4-lakh mark in the country on April 30. The cases have been rising since mid-April and had crossed the 3 Lakh mark within a week. The new infections have been staying above 200,000-mark since April 15.
Meanwhile, on the vaccination front the nations’ total vaccination count climbed to 17,92,98,584 as government rush to vaccinated the population amidst a devastating second wave of COVID-19.
India began its vaccination program on January 16 and has begun its third phase of vaccine rollouts on May 1, for everyone who is above 18 years of age.
The nation’s vaccination efforts is further expected to be boosted by the arrival of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. According to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) 85 crores doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be produced in the country within a year.