India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeded 36.48 crore on Thursday

Continuing a declining trend, India has been reporting less than 50,000 daily active cases of Covid-19 infection for 11 continuous days. The country’s Active Caseload on Thursday stands at 4,60,704 and active cases are now only 1.50% of the country's total Positive Cases.

In the last 24 hours, India has reported 45,892 new cases.

“This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs,” said the Union Health ministry in a statement.

On another front, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeded 36.48 crore on Thursday as per the provisional report till 7 am.

A total of 36,48,47,549 vaccine doses have been administered through 47,40,833 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am. 33,81,671 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

The new phase of universalization of COVID19 vaccination commenced from June 21.

“The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID19 vaccination throughout the country,” the Health ministry said.

Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,98,43,825 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 44,291 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.18%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 18,93,800 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 42.52 crore (42,52,25,897) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed.

The Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 2.37% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.42% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained less than 3% for 17 consecutive days now, and has remained below 5% for over a month.