Meanwhile, a total of 1,56,20,749 beneficiaries have been administered COVID-19 vaccination since January 16.
Today is also the 343rd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Six states and UTs, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa, Chandigarh, Punjab and Gujarat, have a weekly positivity rate higher than the national average of two per cent. Maharashtra leads all the states with a weekly positivity rate of 10.02 per cent, the ministry said.
The Indian government, which has shipped critical supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to nations globally, has said it stands ready to work with the United Nations and its agencies to ensure the doses are delivered to people of Syria facing a “dire” situation compounded by the pandemic, winterisation, and food insecurity.