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Coronavirus Vaccination Update: India Crosses 37.2 Inoculations on July 9

The Health Ministry in a press conference on Friday said that the Covid-19 vaccine by Moderna was in the process of being tested after which a decision on granting it the Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) in India would be taken.

A health worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Karad (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi: India administered 37.2 crores vaccine doses under the National Vaccination Program till July 9, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday (July 9)..

According to the data, 37,21,96,268 vaccine doses have been administered so since the start of the vaccination drive on January 16.

Out of this, 30,55,802 doses were administered in the last 24 hours alone.

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.

Read More: Coronavirus India Update: Slight Dip Recorded With 42,766 New Covid-19 Cases

This was also the highest single-day number of jabs in the world.

India on Friday reported a dip with 43,393 new Covid-19 cases, down from 45,892 cases up reported on the previous day on Thursday.

The cases were fewer by 2,499 cases on Friday after a jump of 2,159 cases on Thursday, according to the health ministry.

As per the Ministry of Health and Family welfare, the death tally increased to 911 deaths in the last 24 hours up against 817 mortalities recorded on the previous day.

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Worryingly the recoveries have been almost stagnant; the country reported 44,459 recoveries in the last 24 hours, a slight increase from 44,291 recoveries reported on Thursday, which are much lower than 47,240 cases recorded a day earlier on July 7.

The total recoveries pushed the total tally to 2,98,88,284 patient recoveries. Active cases in the country showed a dip to 4,58,727 down marginally from 4,60,704 infections recorded on Thursday.

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.

Read More: Covid-19: 66 Districts Still Reporting More Than 10 Per Cent Positivity Rate, Says Health Ministry

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.

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