cases remain ‘active’. India’s recovery rate is 96.8 percent. Globally, more than 9.76 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 20.97 lakh have died so far. Many countries, including India, have granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and have started vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups. India’s regulator has also granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines — Covishield and Covaxin. Over 10 lakh people have been given at least their first dose in India so far.