India on Monday administered over 53 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). An official statement from the MoHFW stated that 53,37,042 vaccine doses were administered on Monday, as per the 7 pm provisional report.
Out of the total 53,37,042 vaccine doses inoculated today, 38,55,587 were first dose and 14,81,455 were second dose.
As per the provisional report, cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage is 63.99 crore. From the total 63,99,01,822 vaccine doses, 49,24,99,609 were administered as first dose and 14,74,02,213 were administered as second dose.
Meanwhile, India’s Covid chart showed slight improvement on Monday, with the country recording 42,909 cases, a drop of 4.7 per cent from Sunday. About 380 deaths were recorded during the period, according to the Health Ministry.
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The national capital reported 20 cases of the coronavirus and one death on Monday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.04 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here.
The capital had not recorded any fatality due to the infection in the past four days.
The low number of cases can also be attributed to fewer tests (51,387) conducted the previous day.
With the new cases, the overall infection tally in the city climbs to 14,37,736. Over 14.12 lakh patients have recovered from the disease. The deaths stand at 25,081.