Coronavirus LIVE: Over 1.6 million vaccinated across the country so far
Coronavirus live updates: India had till Friday vaccinated almost 14 lakh people after starting its inoculation campaign on January 16.
A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a health center in Visakhapatnam, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)
India reported 14,849 news coronavirus cases and 155 deaths in 24 hours, according to data published Sunday. The country’s recovery rate improved to 96.83 per cent, accounted by 15,948 new daily recoveries. As many as 1,53,339 people have died in total from the disease, according to the health ministry.
India has vaccinated almost 14 lakh people after starting its inoculation campaign on January 16. The campaign to administer a two-dose jab accelerated to over three lakh people per day on Friday, according to the health ministry's data. The average number of vaccinations per day during the past week has been 1,98,656, data collated till Friday showed. The total has touched 13,90,592. Yesterday alone, the number touched 3,47,058.
World coronavirus news: The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 98.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.11 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Pakistan is close to granting approval to Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, as the world’s fifth most-populous nation looks to start inoculations against the coronavirus.
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