Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Today September 1
Covid-19 vaccination has picked up pace ahead of the possible third wave in the country. According to provisional data, India on Tuesday administered over 1.25 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, the highest so far in a single day.
This is the second time in five days that the country has crossed the 1-crore milestone in vaccination. With the record inoculation, India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccine coverage also crossed 65 crores. As many as 50 crores have been administered with the first dose.
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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya lauded the entire country for the achievement of more than 1 crore doses being administered for the second day within a span of five days. In the month of August, India administered a record 18.12 crore doses, compared to 13.45 crore in July. The daily average of vaccination also has also increased to 58.46 lakh from 43.41 lakh in July.
India took 85 days to administer 10 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. It then took 45 days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to touch 30 crores. The country took 24 days to reach 40 crores and then 20 more days to cross 50 crore vaccinations on August 6. It took 19 more days to go past the 60-crore mark on August 25, according to data from Union Health Ministry.
As the Covid-19 situation improves in the country, several states/UTs including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Jammu & Kashmir have allowed educational institutes to reopen. Schools and colleges will reopen in Delhi from today.
However, some states are still witnessing an upward trend in the number of Coronavirus infections. Kerala has been the main concern. The southern state has been reporting more than half of India’s Covid-19 cases for the past few weeks.
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Kerala has reimposed night curfew and lockdown on Sundays to limit the Covid spread. Also, the state government will screen visitors from nations with C.1.2 Covid-19 variant cases. The variant, first found in the UK, is now spreading rapidly. With the upcoming festival season and state/UT governments allowing more and more activities, any laxity in adhering to Covid protocol will make it difficult to check Coronavirus infections.
India reported 41,965 new Coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its overall Covid-19 tally to 3,28,10,845, while active cases have increased to 3,78,181, according to data from the Union health ministry data on Wednesday.
The death toll also climbed to 4,39,020 with 460 more fatalities in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases in the country has increased to 3,78,181 and now comprise 1.15% of India’s total infections, the ministry said. Active cases have increased by 7,541 in a span of 24 hours.
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