New Delhi: India on Tuesday reported slightly lesser new cases than the previous day, but daily death-toll has surpassed the 1700 mark.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India registered 2,59,170 new cases and 1761 deaths in the last 24 hours.
In the previous 24-hours the country had reported 2,61,500 new cases and 1501 deaths. However, as many as 154761 patients have recovered during the last 24 hours.
With this, India’s COVID-19 tally has increased to 1.53 crore and death toll increased to 180530.
With a view to arrest the sharp rise in infections, the government of India on Monday announced the 3rd phase COVID-19 vaccination programmer under which all persons above the age of 18 will be eligible for vaccination from May 1.
The government has also allowed vaccine manufacturers to sell 50 per cent of their vaccines directly to state governments and in the open market.
This move by the centre is expected to augment vaccine supply in the states. Also availability of vaccine in the open market will enable people to take the jab at their convenience.
Odisha has reported 4761 new cases and 5 deaths on Monday, taking the tally to 3.77 lakh and total death toll to 1453. However, 1503 people have recovered yesterday taking total number of recoveries to 3.47 lakh.