India’s daily Covid cases dropped below the 3 lakh-mark for the first time since April 21 with 2.81 lakh fresh infections reported in the last 24 hours. 4,106 Covid patients have died since yesterday.
India on Monday recorded 2,81,386 new coronavirus cases, taking the total count of infections to 2,49,65,463 since the pandemic broke out in January last year. This is the first time since April 21 that the cases have dropped below the 3 lakh mark. The country’s toll rose by 4,106 to 2,74,390. India’s count of active cases stood at 35,16,997, while the number of recoveries reached 2,11,74,076.
The Telangana government on Sunday announced suspending the coronavirus vaccination for individuals of 45 and above who need the second shot. The government cited a shortage of vaccine to halt the immunization program.
Virologist Shahid Jameel quit as the chief of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium, an advisory group that coordinates India’s genomic sequencing work.
Globally, the coronavirus has now infected 16.27 crore people and killed over 33.74 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 17/05/2021
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