India crossed a significant landmark in its fight against the COVID-19 after the cumulative number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 18 crores on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family welfare.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 18,04,29,261 as per the 8 pm provisional report, ANI reported.
Meanwhile, World health experts issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be “far more deadly”, as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be scrapped, AFP reported.
“We’re on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first,” said the World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Here are the Live Updates on India Coronavirus (Covid-19 Cases) Cases:
West Bengal on Friday registered its highest single-day spike of 20,846 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 10,94,802, the health department said in its bulletin. The death count rose to 12,993 after 136 more people, including five eminent doctors, died due to the infection,
Nagaland on Friday registered 275 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection increasing the tally to
17,531, while 13 fatalities pushed the death toll to 190, a health official said.
The state now has 3,741 active cases while 13,034 patients have recovered from the disease so far, PTI report.