India on Friday reported 38,949 new cases of COVID-19 and 542 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking its total tally to 3,10,26,829 cases and 4,12,531 deaths, according to a health ministry release. The active cases have declined to 4,30,422, comprising 1.39 percent of total infections. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 97.28 percent. The number of people who’ve recovered from the disease stands at 3,01,83,876. India has so far administered 39.53 crore vaccine doses under the nationwide inoculation drive against COVID-19, according to the Centre.
Meanwhile, The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday that “more dangerous” variants of Covid-19 could tear across the world as global infections soared to half a million daily, largely driven by the virulent Delta strain. “The pandemic is nowhere near finished,” the WHO’s emergency committee said in a statement.
The Union health ministry said that states and Union territories have received more than 41.10 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses through all sources and over 52 lakh doses are in transit, reported news agency ANI. Of this, the total consumption including wastage is 38,58,75,958 doses, as per data available at 8 am today. The ministry further said that 2,51,62,572 balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered.