India’s Covid caseload has reached 2.43 crore with 3.26 lakh new cases reported in the last 24 hours. Up to 3,980 people have died of the infection during the period. World Health Organization has called the situation in India “hugely concerning”.
The country’s cumulative COVID-19 recoveries have surpassed two crore mark with 3.53 lakh patients recuperating in a day. This is the fourth time in the last five days that recoveries have outnumbered daily cases.
More than 18 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country till Friday, according to the Health Ministry.
India has started deploying Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, making it the first foreign-made shot to be used in the country. The single-dose variant Sputnik Light will cost ₹ 995.40 including tax for a shot, according to Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, which is manufacturing the vaccines in India.