Centre Agrees To Send 17 Lakh Doses Of COVID Vaccine To Maharashtra, Odisha Waits


New Delhi: Following complaints of shortage of COVID-19 vaccines by Maharashtra, the Centre has decided to send 17 lakh doses instead of the earlier-promised 7.3 lakh.

The state’s Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the state should get more as Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are getting over 40 lakh does, Gujarat over 30 lakh and Harayana over 24 lakh.

India detected 1,26,789 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest so far. Of the total, Maharashtra recorded a new high of 59,907 cases, while Chhattisgarh’s count went past the 10,000-mark for the first time. Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, too, reported more than 6,000 cases. The country also recorded 685 related deaths. India’s caseload now stands at 1,29,28,574, of which 8,43,473 are active cases and 1,18,51,393 people have recovered from the virus, The Indian Express reported.

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