Covid-19 News Updates: India reported 16,135 new Covid-19 cases Monday, slightly up from 16,103 infections logged Sunday and 24 deaths, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The active cases now stand at 1,13,864 and 5,25,223 deaths have been recorded across the country till date. As many as 4,28,79,477 patients have been discharged, the health ministry data also shows.
Delhi reported 648 new Covid-19 cases Sunday and 5 related deaths, according to the health department. The positivity rate stands at 4.29 per cent, it added. Meanwhile, Mumbai recorded 761 fresh Covid-19 cases.
The ministry of health on Saturday released data on India’s cumulative vaccination coverage. According to the data, more than 8 lakh vaccine doses were administered on July 2, 2022. The report stated: India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 197.94 Crore (1,97,94,45,839) as on July 2. More than 8 lakh (8,84,921) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase further. The ministry on Saturday also conducted a vaccination drive for eligible school children in Puducherry under the #HarGharDastak 2.0 programme.