Efforts are being made to increase supply of vaccines, says Modi

18 May 2021

Efforts are being made to increase supply of vaccines, says Modi

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the government is making continued efforts to augment the supply of vaccines on a large scale, as several states face a shortage of doses amid the massive second wave of the coronavirus.

India reported its highest single-day death count on Tuesday as it registered 4,329 new fatalities. With this, the toll reached to 2,78,719 since the pandemic first broke out in January 2020. The country also recorded 2,63,533 new covid-19 cases, pushing the mark in the country to 2,52,28,996. After recording more than 3 lakh cases a everyday for nearly a month and even crossing 4 lakh on several days in May, the number of infections has dropped below 3 lakh for the second day in a row. There are 33,53,765 active cases in India and 2,15,96,512 patients have recovered so far.

India on Monday removed convalescent plasma therapy from the list of treatments prescribed for the management of covid-19 in adult patients.

Globally, the covid has now infected 16.36 crore people and killed more than 33.85 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.