India registers the lowest COVID-19 deaths in eight months, read the article to know more.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the biggest vaccine campaign in the world to fight against the pandemic.
On the first day, over two lakh individuals were vaccinated, the health ministry stated.
India registers the lowest COVID-19 deaths
According to data from the Union Health Ministry, India reported 145 new deaths due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), which is the lowest in eight months, on Monday.
The nationwide death toll has reached 1,52,419, as seen at 8 am by the health ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard. Recoveries have surpassed 1.02 lakh.
As India is tracking a decrease in the number of cases of Covid-19, on Monday a total of 13,788 infections were reported.
For the last week, the number of cases has been dropping. In reality, new cases regularly over the past 11 days have been below 20,000.
India’s COVID-19 Cases
On August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16, India’s Covid-19 tally surpassed the 20-lakh mark.
On September 28, it went past 60 lakh, on October 11, 70 lakh, on October 29, 80 lakh, on November 20, 90 lakh, and on December 19 it crossed the one-crore mark.
A total of 18,70,93,036 samples were screened before January 17, with 5,48,168 samples being tested on Sunday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the biggest vaccine campaign in the world against a pandemic.
The health ministry said that over two lakh individuals were inoculated on the first day.
At a press conference on Sunday, Dr Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary of the Union Health Ministry, said, “2,07,229 people were vaccinated on day one – the highest day one vaccination number in the world; higher than the US, UK and France on day one.”
The Centre reported that the shots would be given first to an estimated one crore healthcare worker and nearly two crore frontline staff, then to individuals over the age of 50, followed by individuals under the age of 50 with related comorbidities.
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