Meanwhile, the liberalized vaccination program started on May 1 crawls at a slow pace. In the last 24 hours, only 12,10,347 doses were administered across 12 states in the country, according to the government.
India recorded 3,68,147 COVID-19 cases and 3417 deaths in the last 24 hours. This comes after India breached the peak of 4 lakh cases and over 3500 deaths in a day. The total tally of cases now stands at 1,99,25,604, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
While the country recorded 4,01,993 new cases on May 1, it had registered 3,92,488 fresh cases on May 2. Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 34,13,642 comprising 17.13% of the total infections, while the national COVID19 recovery rate stands at 81.77 %. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,62,93,003, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.10 percent, the data stated.
Meanwhile, the liberalized vaccination program started on May 1 crawls at a slow pace. In the last 24 hours, only 12,10,347 doses were administered across 12 states in the country, according to the government. Vaccine shortage along with medication and oxygen shortage has also been reported in many states.
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SII Chief Adar Poonawalla in an interview to The Financial Times said that the vaccine shortage is likely to continue till July after the production capacity is increased from the current 10cr/month to 60-70cr/month.
“I’ve been victimized very unfairly and wrongly,” he claimed. Poonawalla further said that he did not boost the vaccine production capacity because “there were no orders” and the company did not think it needed to produce more than 1 billion, or 100 crore, doses in a year.