India on Monday achieved a significant milestone as it surpassed the United States (US) in total number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered so far.
According to the Union health ministry, India has so far administered 32,36,63,297 COVID19 vaccine doses whereas US has been able to give 32,33,27,328.
India has also been able to administer more than 4.1 crore COVID19 vaccine doses in the first seven days of the massive free vaccination drive programme that has been launched on June 21.
A total of 17,21,268 COVID19 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, according to the data of the Union Health Ministry.
Meanwhile, India registered 46,148 new COVID19 cases and 979 more deaths, which is the lowest since April 13, in the last 24 hours, informed the Union health ministry on Monday.
A total of 58,578 patients recovered during the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 2,93,09,607.
India’s active caseload has declined by 13,409 in the last 24 hours and as of now, it currently stands at 5,72,94.
The death toll due to coronavirus cases increased to 3,96,730 on Monday.
The top five states which have registered maximum cases are Kerala with 10,905 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 9,974 cases, Tamil Nadu with 5,127 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 4,250 cases and Karnataka with 3,604 cases.
Over 40.63 COVID-19 tests have been conducted across the country so far, as per the Union Health Ministry’s data.
A total of 15.7 lakh samples were tested for COVID-19 in the country on Monday.