The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 28 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 117 consecutive days now.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 27 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 116 consecutive days now.
Around 75 per cent of India's all eligible adult population has been administered at least the first dose and around 31 per cent has received both the doses of the vaccines.
The Reproduction number or R refers to how many people an infected person infects on an average. In other words, it tells how 'efficiently' a virus is spreading.
On the emergency use approval for Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for the 2-18 years age group by the Drugs Controller General of India, the source said it is under expert opinion and evaluation.
The 100 crore doses target is expected to be achieved by October 18 or 19, he said while launching a coffee table book on Covid warriors.
Efforts must be made to establish its efficacy globally so that the children are not subject to restrictive measures when they travel abroad, they said.
As many as 15,20,899 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 57,04,77,338.
The death toll climbed to 4,47,194 with 276 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The active cases have increased to 3,03,476, comprising 0.90 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.77 per cent.
The active cases now constitute 0.90 per cent of the total infections, while the nationwide COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.78 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on June 21, 2021, to ramp up the speed of vaccination in the country.
The death toll climbed to 4,46,050 with 282 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
Single-day rise of 30,256 new COVID-19 infections, 295 deaths, push India's tally of cases to 3.34 crore
The active cases have declined to 3,18,181 comprising 0.95 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020.
The party has asked its workers across the country to facilitate COVID-19 vaccination drive on the birthday as part of its "Seva and Samarpan" campaign.