New Delhi: India has so far administered more than 17.9 crore doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Friday. A total of 17,92,98,584 doses were given till 7 am on May 14, as per the data. Out of these, 20,27,162 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
The liberalised 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 170 million on May 10.
Out of the 20,27,162administered doses in the last 24 hours, 10,34,304 received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 9,92,858 have been administered with the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, India on Friday 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 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 stand at 2,00,79,599. The death toll has meanwhile climbed 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.