Covid-19 Update: India’s vaccination coverage crosses 300-million mark
The new phase of universalization of COVID19 vaccination commenced from June 21
In a milestone achievement, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 30 crores (300 million). A total of 30,16,26,028 vaccine doses have been administered through 40,45,516 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Thursday.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 64,89,599 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
“The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID19 vaccination throughout the country,” the health ministry said in a statement.
India has reported 54,069 new cases in the last 24 hours. Less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases have been reported for 17 continuous days now.
“This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs,” the statement read.
India has also been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload. The country’s Active Caseload stands at 6,27,057.
A net decline of 16,137 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 2.08 percent of the country's total Positive Cases.
As more people are getting recovered from COVID-19 infection, India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for 42 consecutive days. 68,885 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.
According to the Health ministry, more than 14,000 (14,816) recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours compared to the daily new cases.
Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,90,63,740 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 68,885 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 96.61%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.
With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 18,59,469 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 39.78 crore (39,78,32,667) tests so far.
While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed. The weekly positivity rate is currently at 3.04% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.91%. It has remained less than 5% for 17 consecutive days now.