Coronavirus Third Wave India, Coronavirus Statistics India Highlights: India so far has vaccinated over 44 crore people against Coronavirus. However, the pace of vaccination is still a concern. According to data from the Union Health Ministry, at an average of 38.26 lakh doses per day, around 9.94 crore doses were administered till Sunday, against the vaccination target of 13.5 crore doses in July. The country may miss the target if it continues the vaccination drive at this pace. At the current pace, India would end of vaccination about 12.5 crore people by the end of the month. It needs to scale up the vaccination drive to around 60 lakh doses per day to achieve the target. After a record start of 87 lakh jabs under the new vaccination policy on June 1, the momentum has slowed down considerably in July. India has administered over 60 lakh doses per day only twice during the month.
At 29,689, India reported less than 30,000 new Covid-19 cases after 132 days, according to Union health ministry data on Tuesday. The number of active cases in the country also fell below 4,00,000 after 124 days, it said. Fresh cases pushed India’s overall Covid-19 tally to 3,14,40,951, while the death toll climbed to 4,21,382 with 415 daily fatalities, the health ministry said. The active cases have declined to 3,98,100 and now comprise 1.27 per cent of the total infections.
The country is preparing itself for a possible third wave of Coronavirus infections. The group of officials tasked with formulating India’s strategy to fight coronavirus has warned the government to be prepared for a daily spike of 4-5 lakh Covid-19 cases in the next wave. It advised the government to keep cases below 50,000. In order to fight the third wave, several states/UTs have already started preparation. The Tamil Nadu government on Monday said it has planned to vaccinate soon the most vulnerable sections in the state. The state government will also train medical professionals to cope with the possible third wave of coronavirus.
As the Covid-19 situation improves, states like Punjab, Rajasthan, and Odisha have reopened schools from Monday. National capital Delhi has allowed all most all activities, except educational institutes and public gatherings, from Monday.
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