Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Today News September 18 Highlights: India achieved a significant milestone in the battle against Covid-19, administering more than 2.50 crore vaccine doses, according to information on CoWIN, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday.
The vaccination drive will receive further push after Serum Institute of India, the makers of Covishield, announced that it would scale up production to supply 200 million doses from October. Availability of more doses would bring India much closer to achieving the target of vaccinating the entire population with at least one dose by the end of December.
However, India’s battle against the deadly virus is far from over. With the upcoming festival season, health experts fear the third wave could strike within three months. Some experts believe the third wave will not be as deadly as the second one of there is no new variant of the coronavirus.
Kerala remains a concern for India with the southern state’s active caseload remaining high around 1.86 lakh. The country’s overall daily caseload addition also remains steady around the 30,000 mark.
In the US, an expert panel approved a booster shot of Pfizer’s vaccine for people over 65 years and those at risk, rejecting an initial proposal to vaccinate every eligible person with the third dose.
Here are the latest and verified updates on coronavirus from India and around the globe: