Meanwhile, more than 20.61 lakh (over 2 million) tests were conducted in the last 24 hours

India has achieved a new milestone in its vaccination drive as the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded the 19-crore (190-million) mark under Phase-3 of the nationwide Vaccination Drive.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 19,18,79,503 vaccine doses have been administered through 27,53,883 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Friday.

These include 97,24,339 HealthCare Workers HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 66,80,968 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,47,91,600 FrontLine Workers FLWs (1st dose) and 82,85,253 FLWs (2nd dose).

There are 86,04,498 beneficiaries under the 18-44 age group (1st dose) in addition to 5,98,35,256 (1st dose) and 95,80,860 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.

For beneficiaries more than 60 years old, the figure is 5,62,45,627 1st dose beneficiaries and 1,81,31,102 2nd dose beneficiaries.

More than 20.61 lakh (over 2 million) tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this achievement, India again set a new record of the highest ever tests conducted in a single day.

On another front, the daily positivity rate has declined to 12.59%.

India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the eighth consecutive day. 3,57,295 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

India’s cumulative recoveries have reached 2,27,12,735. The National Recovery Rate has grown further to touch 87.25%.

Ten states account for 74.55% of the new recoveries.

In another positive development, India has recorded less than 3 lakh new cases for five consecutive days now. In the last 24 hours, 2,59,551 Daily New Cases were registered.

Ten states reported 76.66 percent of the new cases in the last 24 hours. Tamil Nadu has reported the highest daily new cases at 35,579, followed by Kerala with 30,491new cases.

On the other hand, India’s total Active Caseload has decreased to 30,27,925.

A net decline of 1,01,953 is witnessed in the last 24 hours. It now comprises 11.63% of the country's total Positive Cases.

Eight states cumulatively account for 69.47% of India’s total Active Cases.