India administered a record over 86 lakh vaccine doses on Day 1 of the Centre’s new phase of COVID-19 vaccination (which includes providing vaccines free of charge to all above 18) on Monday. According to a release, (86,16,373) doses were administered on the day.
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India reports 42,640 new Covid-19 cases, which is the lowest in 91 days, and 1,167 deaths in the last 24 hours as per the Union Health Ministry. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country reached 2,99,77,861 while total number of fatalities touched 3,89,302. Also, with 81,839 discharges in a day, as many as 2,89,26,038 people have recovered so far. Active cases dipped to 6,62,521 on Tuesday.
- As on June 22 morning, total vaccine doses administered stand at 28,87,66,201, the Union health ministry said, adding that 86,16,373 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
- Madhya Pradesh on Monday administered 16,73,858 COVID-19 vaccine doses, the highest ever among states in the country in a single day so far, ANI reported.
- The total number of samples tested up to June 21 is 39,40,72,142, including 16,64,360 samples tested on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said today.
- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to hold a press conference via video conferencing at 11 am today, to release a white paper on Covid-19.
- Hyderabad-based biotechnology company Bharat Biotech has submitted phase-III clinical trial data of its Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), government sources have said.
- Amarnath Yatra for this year cancelled due to Covid pandemic, said Lt Governor Manoj Sinha
- Rajasthan Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma on Monday said that special attention is being paid to the strengthening of medical facilities in all children’s hospitals in the state ahead of the possible third COVID-19 wave. While addressing a review meeting at the Superintendent’s office of JK Lone, Dr Sharma further said that 600 beds in the JK Lone hospital will be kept reserved for COVID-19 patients.
- Approx 16 million doses to be allocated to Asian countries-India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan & others: White House
The Supreme Court Monday reserved verdict on the pleas seeking directions that ex-gratia compensation of Rs 4 lakh be paid to the families of those who have died of COVID-19. A special vacation bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and M R Shah heard Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and senior advocate S B Upadhyay and other lawyers for almost two hours.