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Over 47.85 crore doses of Covid vaccine administered so far in the country: Health Ministry

Health Ministry on Tuesday said, over 47.85 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered so far in the country. Briefing media in New Delhi this evening, Joint Secretary in the Ministry Lav Agarwal said, total number of vaccine doses administered in July 2021 is more than double of that in May 2021.

He said, India’s active caseload declined to nearly 4 lakh cases since the highest reported peak of 37.45 lakh active cases on 10th May. The Joint Secretary said, 18 districts in the country are reporting increasing trend in Daily New COVID-19 Cases in the last 4 weeks and these districts account for 47.5 per cent of the total cases. He said, ten districts of Kerala, three districts of Maharashtra, two districts of Manipur and one district each in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Mizoram are reporting increasing trend.

Mr Agarwal said, it has been noted that COVID-19 cases being reported from a limited trajectory or area and 49.85 per cent of total cases of last week is reported from Kerala. He said, one state have more than one lakh active cases, eight states have active number of COVID-19 cases between 10 thousand to one lakh and 27 states have less than 10 thousand active cases. The Joint Secretary said, districts with greater than 100 cases declined from 279 in week ending on 1st June to 57 in week ending on 1st August 2021. He said, 44 Districts in the country are reporting more than 10 per cent weekly COVID-19 positivity. Mr. Agarwal said, a high number of COVID cases are being reported across the world and the pandemic is far from over. He said, as far as India is concerned, the second wave is still not over.

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