According to the Union health ministry’s dashboard, India registered 348,421 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 4,205 deaths from the virus on Wednesday. With this, the total number of infections in India has risen to 23,340,938 and the death toll has risen to 254,197.
Meanwhile, according to ministry data, 193,826,42 people have recovered from the disease to date, with 37,040,99 active cases in India. As a result, the Covid-19 recovery rate has risen to 82.75 per cent, with active cases accounting for 16.16 per cent of all infections.
Although vaccine shortages have been reported in several cities, including Mumbai and Delhi, the health ministry reported that 17,52,35,991 people have been vaccinated against the virus, with 24,46,674 inoculated in the last 24 hours.
In order to meet the high demand for Covid-19 vaccines, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the Centre on Tuesday to enable more pharmaceutical companies to produce them. According to the Aam Aadmi Party, the Delhi government shut down about 125 Covid-19 vaccine administration centres on Tuesday due to a shortage of Covaxin vaccine for beneficiaries aged 18 to 44. (AAP).
Vaccine shortages have also been recorded in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Tuesday that it may keep enough vaccines on hand for the next two or three days of its drive to inoculate those who have received their second dose.