CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: As many as 15,510 new COVID-19 cases and 106 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Monday. With this, the total number of cases reported in the country now stands at 1,10,96,731, including 1,68,627 active cases and 1,07,86,457 recoveries.
The death toll now stands at 1,57,157. As many as 1,43,01,266 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far.
Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu, and Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender took the first dose of Covaxin, India’s homegrown coronavirus vaccine developed by biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research, addressing hesitancy over the COVID-19 vaccine.