India recorded 26,964 fresh Covid cases, which is 3.2 per cent higher than yesterday figures (26,115). The country also reported 383 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per 100 – stands at 1.69 per cent. The recovery rate stands at 97.77 per cent, which is highest since March last year.
The government on Monday said India will resume the export and donations of excess vaccines next month. India, the world’s biggest maker of vaccines overall, had stopped vaccine exports in April to focus on inoculating its own population.
More than 80.13 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories, out of which, more than 4.52 crore balance and unutilised doses are still available with them, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. As per the information shared by the ministry, the Centre has provided 80,13,26,335 vaccine doses to the states and union territories so far (free of cost channel) through the direct state procurement category and 48 lakh doses are in the pipeline.