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Corona virus : 3% soar in fresh Covid-19 cases, one day after vaccine milestone

Mumbai: India saw an increase in number of Covid-19 cases by three percent. The total number fresh cases reported 35,662 new cases on Saturday, a day after record 2.5 vaccinations in a day.

The country reported 281 Covid-related deaths in the past 24 hours.

India administered 466 vaccine doses per second as it set a new world record of 2.5 crore vaccinations in a day for the first time on Friday which was also the birthday of PM Modi. The number of vaccination administered on September 17 is equal to the “population of Australia”, the Health Ministry said on Twitter.

The numbers went up steadily through the day with the cumulative number of doses administered in the country crossing 79.33 crores at midnight (12 am), according to data on the Co-WIN portal. At the current vaccination rate, 38 per cent of the population will be vaccinated by December 31.

20 percent of India’s adult population have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine, 62 pc have got at least one dose, says government.

PM Modi dedicated the success of the vaccination drive to the country’s doctors, innovators, administrators, nurses, healthcare and all front-line workers. “Every Indian would be proud of today’s record vaccination numbers. I acknowledge our doctors, innovators, administrators, nurses, healthcare and all front-line workers who have toiled to make the vaccination drive a success. Let us keep boosting vaccination to defeat COVID-19,” PM Modi tweeted.

Maharashtra reported 3,586 cases and 67 fatalities to India’s daily number. Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.08 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent. There are 48,451 active cases in the state now.

In recent days, India has reported more than one crore Covid shots in a day on three occasions – September 6, August 31 and August 27.

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