Covid update: India reports 30,948 new Covid cases, 38,487 recoveries, and 403 deaths in the last 24 hrs, as per Health Ministry. Total cases: 3,24,24,234 Total recoveries: 3,16,36,469 Active cases: 3,53,398 Death toll: 4,34,367 Total vaccinated: 58,14,89,377The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed that 50,62,56,239 samples were tested for Covid 19 till 21st August 2021. Of these, 15,85,681 samples were tested yesterday.
Maharashtra vaccinates over 10.96 lakh people in a dayThe Maharashtra government on Saturday claimed to have set a new record by inoculating over 10.96 lakh people against COVID-19 in a single day.“The state achieved this feat with the network of 5,200 vaccination centres where 10,96,493 doses were given. This figure could go up as vaccination was going on at some centres till late evening,” the state public health ministry said in a statement.Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the state government was insisting on supplying higher number of vials for a long time so that we can “increase the pace of immunisation against COVID-19”.”Today, we proved our claim of having installed the capacity of inoculating more than 10 lakh people in a day,” he stated.