The number of tested samples has increased significantly from a daily average of 230k during the first week of July '20 to approx. two million daily samples tested in June with the ongoing second wave of the pandemic which began in India in March '21. The COVID-19 vaccination programme in India commenced on Jan 16th '21 with approx. 738 million vaccine doses administered up to Sep 12 (for more information on vaccination status, refer to the embedded report above).
Five vaccines have so far been approved, ie Covashield (developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca) manufactured by Serum Institure of India, Covaxin (developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR) manufactured by Bharat Biotech, Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) developed by Russia's Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology and Johnson & Johnson's single dose vaccine. Other COVID-19 vaccines that are in the regulator approval pipeline and/or at an advanced vaccine trial stage include the ZyCoV-D plasmid DNA vaccine developed by Zydus Cadila, Serum Institute of India's Novavax vaccine, Bharat Biotech's intranasal vaccine and Gennova Biopharmaceuricals' mRNA vaccine.