The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 70 crore, with the last 10 crore doses being given in just 13 days, the fastest so far, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.
More than 67 lakh (67,43,698) doses have been administered till 7 pm, PTI reported.
Meanwhile, while pointing out a sudden spike in cases, Mumbai’s Mayor said that the third wave of Covid is already upon the city.
“The third-wave of Covid-19 is not coming, it is here,” said Kishori Pednekar, adding that an announcement regarding the matter had already been made in Nagpur, ANI reported.
Speaking of the coming festive season in Maharashtra, the Mayor urged people to remain in their homes. The Mandals have been asked to allow only 10 people and have them work in shifts, she said.
Here are the live updates on India coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
Tamil Nadu on Tuesday logged 1,544 new Coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the State’s tally to 26,25,778 cases. With 19 deaths due to the infection, the death count has risen to 35,055.
Four districts contributed to the maximum number of fresh cases. While Coimbatore saw 217 new infections, Chennai recorded 194 cases followed by Chengalpattu with 112 and Erode 115, PTI reported.