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Coronavirus: India records 18,454 new cases, reaches 100-crore vaccine doses milestone


India recorded 18,454 new coronavirus cases on Thursday morning, which took the total number of cases in the country to 3,41,27,450 since the pandemic began in January last year. The number of new cases was 26.19 % higher than Wednesday’s count of 14,623.

India’s toll rose to 4,52,811 as it recorded 160 more deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases in India was 1,78,831 on Thursday morning. The tally of recoveries stood at 3,34,95,808.

The number of vaccine doses administered in India hit 100 crore on Thursday, the health ministry said. The government will celebrate the milestone at the Red Fort in Delhi on Thursday afternoon.

Delhi | PM Modi visits RML Hospital as the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India crosses the 100 crore mark pic.twitter.com/s9X3CSzTTJ

— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2021

Congratulations to the people&healthcare workers of India. It’s remarkable to reach 1 billion dose mark for any nation,an achievement in just over 9 months since the vaccination program started in India: Dr VK Paul, Member-Health,NITI Aayog on India crossing 100 crore vaccination pic.twitter.com/k9VMkf0OlY

— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2021

Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury pointed out that only 21% of India’s population is fully vaccinated.

Modi’s propaganda managers will surely trumpet this.
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