India reported 50,848 new COVID-19 cases and 1,358 deaths in a 24-hour period ending Wednesday morning. This is 19 per cent more than was recorded yesterday. India has reported over three crore cases since the pandemic began.
Active cases decreased by 19,327 over the last 24 hours to settle at 6,43,194. In the last 24 hours 68,817 patients were listed as having recovered from the infection; total recoveries are 2.89 crore. Daily recoveries have been outnumbering daily new cases for 40 consecutive days now.
India achieved a "historic milestone" on June 21 - 88.09 lakh vaccine doses were administered in 24 hours. That number dipped to around 53.4 lakh yesterday. To meet the government's target of vaccinating all adults by end-2021, 97 lakh vaccinations need to be carried out per day. Concerns over supply of doses and access to remote areas raise questions about meeting that target.