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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Vaccine Doses Cross 99 Cr in India; World Logs 4.9 Mn Deaths Since Outbreak in China

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Total Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 99 core on Tuesday, the union health ministry said. More than 37 lakh (37,92,737) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on the day, it said.

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1.

The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.

4.9 million dead across the world

The coronavirus has killed at least 49,03,612 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Tuesday.

The US has suffered the most Covid-related deaths with 726,201, followed by Brazil with 603,465, India 452,454, Mexico 284,477 and Russia 225,325.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the US with 1,832, Russia with 1,015 and Ukraine with 538.

Taking into account excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the World Health Organization estimates the overall death toll could be two to three times higher.

(With agency inputs)

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