According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday, the country saw a total of 42,942 discharges in the last 24 hours. 290 deaths in last 24 hours, active cases further drop to 3,92,864
New Delhi, india, September 7 : India recorded 31,222 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 290 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday, the country saw a total of 42,942 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.42 per cent and total recoveries to 3,22,24,937.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India dropped to 3,92,864, the ministry data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 4,41,042. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 53,31,89,348 samples have been tested up to September 6th for COVID-19. Of these 15,26,056 samples were tested on Monday.
Over 69.51 cr COVID vaccine doses provided to States, UTs
Union Health Ministry on Tuesday informed that over 69.51 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to the states and union territories so far through the Central government (free of cost channel).
The ministry also informed that over 5.31 crore unutilised COVID vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered. “As many as 69,51,79,965 vaccine doses have been provided to the states and UTs so far through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. Further, 77,93,360 doses are in the pipeline,” the statement issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
“5,31,15,610 balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered,” it further stated.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the states and UTs by providing them COVID vaccines free of cost.
The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination drive commenced from June 21
In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to the states and UTs.