India reported 4,454 new deaths linked to Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the death toll in the country to 303,720, according to the Indian Ministry of Health.
India is the third country to report more than 300,000 deaths from the virus, after Brazil and the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The Department of Health also reported 222,315 new coronavirus infections, marking the fourth day in a row that the number of reported cases in the country has declined.
However, Monday’s death toll is the highest reported daily death toll since May 19.
India has reported a total of 26,752,447 coronavirus cases, India’s Ministry of Health said on Monday. At least 196,051,962 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered since January 16.
In the capital region of Delhi, stocks of the Covaxin vaccine may already be depleted, Atishi Marlena, a senior local government official tweeted on Sunday.
“It is of great concern that after Monday, Covaxin is no longer available for the second dose of vaccine for people in the 45 and over category!” Marlena said.
According to the Delhi government vaccination bulletin on Sunday evening, 1,530 doses of Covaxin vaccine were available in the territory.
The Delhi government on Sunday halted vaccinations for people between the ages of 18 and 44 due to a vaccine shortage.
“There is a shortage of vaccines across the country … if everyone gets the vaccine, maybe we can save ourselves from the third wave,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.
The Health Department said states will receive 40,650 doses of the vaccine over the next three days.