India will resume the export and donations of excess vaccines next month (File)
India recorded 26,115 fresh Covid cases Tuesday, 13.6% lower than Monday. The new infections took the country's total caseload to over 22.9 crores. 252 deaths in the last 24 hours pushed the death count to 4,45,385. The country's active cases stand at 3,09,575, the lowest in 184 days. The daily positivity rate is at 1.85% and the weekly positivity rate is at 2.08%.
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.Here are the updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Karnataka Reports 818 New COVID-19 Cases, 21 Deaths
A total of 818 new cases of COVID-19 cases, 1,414 recoveries and 21 deaths were reported in Karnataka on Tuesday. As per the state health department's media bulletin, the total caseload mounted to 29,69,361 out of which 13,741 are active cases. The positivity rate on Tuesday stood at 0.80 per cent. The death count in the state is 37,648. With new recoveries, the cumulative recoveries also touched 29,17,944.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Assam Logs 441 New COVID-19 Cases, 6 Fatalities
Assam on Tuesday recorded 441 new cases of COVID-19, 338 recoveries and six deaths over a span of 24 hours, as per the state's health department. The total caseload climbed to 5,98,864, out of which 3,734 are active cases.
Over 82 Crore Covid Vaccines Administered In India So Far
India has administered over 82crore COVID-19 vaccine doses across the country so far since the vaccination drive began on January 16 this year, Union Health Ministry informed on Tuesday.
The ministry also added that over 68 lakh vaccine doses were administered in a single day, as per the provisional report till 7 pm. "In a landmark achievement, India''s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 82crore landmark milestone (82,57,80,128) today. More than 68 lakh (68,26,132) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today," the ministry's release read.