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WHO chief thanks India for resuming Covid vaccine export

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 The World Health Organisation on Wednesday appreciated India’s decision to export the vaccines under Vaccine Maitri to COVAX.

The Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that it is an important development in support of reaching the 40 per cent vaccination target in all countries by the end of this year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General has thanked Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for resuming shipments of vaccines against the Covid-19 to the global platform COVAX from October.

Health Minister on Monday had announced that India will resume the vaccine export to the global platform COVAX starting from October. He said, only excess supplies would qualify for export. “We will help other countries and fulfil our responsibility towards COVAX,” he said on Monday.

Terming the decision an important development, the WHO Director said on social media, “Thank you Health Minister @mansukhmandviya for announcing #India will resume crucial #COVID19 vaccine shipments to #COVAX in October. This is an important development in support of reaching the 40 per cent vaccination target in all countries by the end of the year”.

India stopped vaccine exports in the last week of April amid second Covid surge to jab its own population. However, prior to the export ban, India had either sold or donated 66 million doses to nearly 100 countries.

While announcing to resume the vaccine exports under Vaccine Maitri program, the minister Mandaviya said that the surplus supply of vaccines will be used to fulfill the commitment towards the world for the collective fight against Covid-19.

COVAX is co-led by Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and WHO. While talking about the production of the vaccine in coming months, Mandaviya said that more than 30 crore doses will be produced in October and more than 100 crores in the coming quarter vaccines will be produced.

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India logs 15,815 new Covid cases, 68 deaths

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 In the last 24 hours, India reported 15,815 new Covid-19 cases and 68 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

With the new fatalities, the nationwide death toll now stands at 5,26,996.

The active caseload marginally declined to 1,19,264, accounting for 0.27 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 20,018 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,35,93,112. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.54 per cent.

While the daily positivity rate also declined to 4.36 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.79 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,62,802 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 87.99 crore.

As of Saturday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.71 crore, achieved via 2,75,92,966 sessions

Over 3.97 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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India reports 16,299 new Covid cases, 53 deaths

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 In the last 24 hours, India reported 16,299 new Covid-19 cases and 53 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

With the latest fatalities, the nationwide death toll now stands at 5,26,879.

The active caseload has declined to 1,25,076, accounting for 0.28 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 19,431 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,35,55,041. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.53 per cent.

While the daily positivity rate also declined to 4.58 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.85 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,56,153 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 87.92 crore.

As of Thursday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.29 crore, achieved via 2,75,36,174 sessions

Over 3.96 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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India logs 16,047 fresh Covid cases, 54 deaths

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 India on Wednesday witnessed a rise in Covid cases with 16,047 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, against previous day’s 12,751 count, Union Health Ministry said.

In the same period, 54 more deaths took the nationwide death toll to 5,26,826.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has marginally declined to 1,28,261 cases, accounting for 0.29 per cent of the total positive cases.

The recovery of 19,539 patients took the cumulative tally to 4,35,35,610. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.52 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Daily Positivity rate has also risen to 4.94 per cent, while the Weekly Positivity Rate also stands at 4.90 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,25,081 tests were conducted increasing the overall tally to over 87.88 crore.

As of this morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.03 crore, achieved via 2,74,83,097 sessions

Over 3.96 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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