The health ministry dashboard also showed that 14,301,266 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far in the first phase.
India's tally of the Corona virus went over 11.11 million and with 15,510 new infections, after registering the highest spike in the last 30 days a day before, and 106 related deaths in the last 1 day, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Monday morning. The slight drop in the number of daily Covid-19 cases comes on a day the country, which is the 2nd worst-hit after the United States, started the 2nd phase of its vaccination drive. The country Covid-19 tally stands at 11,096,731 and 157,157 people have succumbed to this virus.
The country's active caseload mounted to 168,627 and 11,288 patients of the Corona virus recovered in between Sunday & Monday morning, said the health ministry's dashboard at 8 am this morning. India's tally of recoveries has now gone up to 10,786,457 and the recovery rate is 97.06%, data showed. The Health Ministry dashboard also showed 14,301,266 patients have been vaccinated so far in the 1st phase.
In the 2nd phase of the vaccination programme, patients over 60 years of age and those over 45 who have illnesses will be covered, as authorities hope to slow down the ever-growing number of more infectious virus strains and the surge in Covid-19 cases in certain states. The 1st phase of the nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19 had begun on the 16th of January.