Coronavirus News Highlights: India administers 14 crore vaccine doses, fastest in the world
Coronavirus India News Highlights: As many as 13.83 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in India so far
Coronavirus India News Highlights: India is witnessing a second wave of COVID-19 cases. The country has reported more than three lakh new daily infections, caused by the novel coronavirus, for three consecutive days. Over 1.66 crore COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country so far since the pandemic started in early 2020. The total death toll stood at 1.89 lakh on April 24.
While 1.38 crore patients have recovered, 25.52 lakh cases remain active across the country. Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state, followed by Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. As many as 13.83 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in India as of April 24. Earlier, priority was given to healthcare and frontline workers for inoculation. Then, senior citizens and people above the age of 45 with or without comorbidities were made eligible to get vaccinated. All adults will be able to get the vaccine starting from May 1. Registration on the CoWIN application for this phase is to begin on April 28. There have been 14.50 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases across the world so far. Of these, 32.16 lakh have died.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Children of migrant workers sit at a bus station, as they wait to board a bus to return to their villages, after Delhi government ordered a six-day lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19, in Ghaziabad on the outskirts of New Delhi on April 20, 2021. (Image: Reuters/Adnan Abidi)