Mrunal Jadhav

Delhi, June 1, 2021: While holding a press conference on the status of Covid-19 in the country and the flow of vaccination, Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director General, ICMR said that there has been no change in the schedule of administering Covishield. The second dose will be given after 12 weeks of the first dose of Covishield and the same schedule applies to Covaxin.

“There is no shortage of vaccines in the country. By mid-July or August, we will have enough doses to vaccinate one crore people, every day. We are certain to vaccinate the entire population by December.” said, Bhargava

Today, in a single day, there has been a decrease of 1.3 lakh active cases, between 16-22 February, 7.7 lakh tests were being conducted daily in the country. As of now, we are doing about 20 lakh tests per day and a total of 34.67 crore tests have been done in the country so far. The positivity rate has been recorded at 6.62 percent in the last 24 hours, while there are 34 states and union territories in the country, where there is a steady decrease in the positivity rate.

Lav Agarwal said that a total of 216 million vaccine doses have been administered in the country. This includes 1.67 crore doses for health workers, 2.42 crore for front-line workers, 15.48 crore for people aged 45 plus, while 2.03 crore for people aged between 18 to 44.

“Since May 28, less than two lakh cases have been reported in the country. and in the last 24 hours, 1,27,000 cases have been reported. Infections have decreased and recovery cases are now higher than daily cases. The number of people cured of Covid-19 has increased to 92 percent.” said, Agarwal.