Cases of the confirmed corona virus in India have crossed the 10 million mark in three months with the new infection entering its lowest level, as the country prepares for a large-scale vaccination program for Covid 19 in the new year.
In the last 24 hours in mid-September, the number of additional cases dropped from a peak of 100,000 to 25,152. The epidemic has affected more than 1.3 billion people, about 1% of India, the second worst affected country in the world, after the United States.
The Ministry of Health also reported 347 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 145,136.
Dr Randeep Galleria, a government expert, said India was crossing its fingers due to the increase in cases during the winter months.
“If we can sustain our declining trend for the next two to three months, we should start a vaccination program and get rid of the epidemic,” Galleria said.
India is home to many of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers and the country has five vaccine candidates on a trial basis.
The Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, has been licensed to manufacture Oxford University / AstraZeneca shots. “India’s biotech vaccine is also at the forefront and it is hoped that these two vaccines will be allowed for emergency use within weeks,” Galleria said.
India’s goal is to provide the vaccine to 250 million people by July 2021, the health ministry said. The government plans to receive 450 million to 500 million doses.
The first group will include healthcare and front line workers. He was told that the second group to receive the Covid-19 vaccine would be people over the age of 50 and those under the age of 50 who would have a state of resistance.
The pace of new cases has slowed. It took India 12 days to get 5 million to 600,000 cases, but it took 22 days to reach 8 million to 9 million and 29 days to kill 10 million.
After a record decline of 23.9 per cent in the last three months, the Indian economy contracted 7.5 per cent in the July-September quarter, pushing the country into recession for the first time in history. After millions of people lost their jobs, the Indian government has continued to relax the strict lockdown restrictions that were imposed in late March.
Large numbers of offices, shops, businesses, liquor stores, bars and restaurants have reopened. Restricted domestic and international evacuation flights are being operated with train services. Schools are closed.
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