India recorded 329,942 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the Union Health Ministry’s data released on Tuesday showed. 3,876 fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours across the nation, which took the COVID death toll to 249,992. India’s tally of COVID-19 cases has now reached 22,992,517.
On Monday, 356,082 people recovered from the COVID-19 disease. The tally of recovered cases has now reached 19,027,304. There are currently 3,715,221 active cases of coronavirus in India, as tweeted by ANI.
305,600,187 COVID samples have been tested up to May 10, 2021. Of these, 1,850,110 samples were tested yesterday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
Since the mass vaccination drive against COVID-19 was kicked off in India on January 16, more than 170 million people have received at least one of the two doses of vaccine. The Centre on May 1 opened up vaccination for all adults.
Currently, two vaccines — Covaxin and Covishield — are being administered in India. The former is the indigenous jab developed at Hyderabad’s Bharat Biotech. Covishield is AstraZeneca/Oxford’s jab that is being manufactured at the Pune-based Serum Institute. A third vaccine, Russia’s Sputnik V, has also been approved by India’s drug regulator for emergency use.
The second wave of COVID-19 in India has been very aggressive and fast-spreading. The country has overtaken Brazil and the US in the number of daily cases. Several states have imposed lockdowns and strict restrictions amid shortages of hospital beds, oxygen and medicines.