New Delhi: India administered over 40 crores vaccine doses under the National Vaccination Program till July 17, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday (July 18).
According to the data, 40,49,31,715 vaccine doses have been administered so since the start of the vaccination drive on January 16.
Out of this, 51,01,567 doses were administered in the last 24 hours alone up from the previous day’s tally of 42,12,557 doses recorded on Saturday; a good sign after days of a slowing pace of vaccinations in the country.
The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday reviewed the status and the progress of Covid-19 vaccine procurement by private vaccination centres in India. The Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan labeled the slow pace of the Covid vaccination through the Private Covid Vaccination Centres (PCVCs) as a “cause of serious worry”.
Mentioning the slow pace of vaccination in private centres, the centre advised the states to review status and progress on vaccine procurement by them on a daily basis.
Last month, India achieves another milestone in Covid-19 vaccination and overtakes USA in total number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered.
India’s COVID-19 Tally
India on Sunday reported 41,157 new Covid-19 cases up from 38,079 reported a day earlier. The cases went up by 3078 as compared to Saturday. 518 fatalities were reported in the same period.
42004 recoveries were reported in the same period taking the total tally to 30269796.
Active cases in the country declined from 4,24,025 on Saturday to 4,22,660 on Sunday.
With these additions, the total case tally has now gone up to 3,11,06,065 while the death toll now stands at 4,13,609.