India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 3,03,62,848 with 45,951 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on June 30.
The death count increased to 3,98,454 with 817 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Active cases have dropped to 5,37,064 and the recovery rate has touched 96.92 per cent, the ministry said.
India’s Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research, effectively neutralises both Alpha and Delta variants of coronavirus, the US National Institute of Health has said.
Meanwhile, the Indian government on June 29 granted emergency use authorisation to US biotechnology firm Moderna for its vaccine against the novel coronavirus.