56 lakh vaccine doses yesterday or about 63 percent of the total in rural India. That shows that in a press briefing, Rajesh Bhushan, health secretary, there is no neglect of rural areas in the dynamic of vaccination.
We gave 88.09 lakh doses yesterday and today we have 38 lakh. At night it is expected to be a large number, says Mr. Bhushan. “The number of new cases since the peak of 7 May has fallen by 90 percent. The positive weekly tests have decreased from 21 percent in the first week of May to 3.4 percent this week.
The test positivity in 553 districts is below 5 per cent.” Yesterday the number of doses was 88.09 lakh. This goes far beyond what we expect and demonstrates what the country is capable of,” Dr. V.K. Paul says.
“We need to correct this (gender) imbalance, 46% of those who yesterday received a vaccine were women.” In India there are 22 cases of Delta plus, it is still a variant and not a problem, says M. Bhushan.
It is a variant of interest. “The remaining 16 are in Kerala and Madhya Pradesh and in Maharashtra. The Ministry of Health has given these States an advisory today on what measures they should take to promote public health.
The threat seems small at the moment, but we don’t want the threat to grow to proportions.” “Up till now, 45,000 genome samples which can be new variants have been sequenced by INSACOG labs.
Many nations have taken the technology underpinning the COWIN platform as it has proved to be reliable and tolerant to crashes. We plan a global webinar to invite other countries to better understand and share technology.”
‘Yesterday there was no sudden increase in vaccinations. From 1 June to 21 June, the average number of vaccinations was almost 34 lakh per day. Vaccines and capacities are available from there to 88 lakhs. The coordinated plan between the States and the Centre was the result.