Covid-19 Updates: Over 23 crore Tests Conducted across the country


The number of Covid-19 tests conducted across the country has crossed 23 crore today, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).


According to the ministry, 23,03,13,163 have been conducted as on date.

The cumulative national positivity rate continues to remain less than 5.00%. It stands at 4.98% today, it said.

India’s tests per day per million population are more than 140 and the daily positivity rate is 3.37%, as of today.


On the other hand, India is fast approaching total vaccination coverage of 4 crore.

According to MoHFW, 3,71,43,255 vaccine doses have been administered through 6,15,267 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

These include 75,68,844 HCWs (first dose), 46,32,940 HCWs (second dose), 77,16,084 FLWs (first dose) and 19,09,528 FLWs (second dose), 24,57,179 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (first dose) and 1,28,58,680 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

More than 20 lakh (20,78,719) vaccine doses were administered on day-61 of the vaccination drive (March 17, 2021).

Of the total, 17,38,750 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 28,412 sessions for first dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 3,39,969 HCWs and FLWs received second dose of vaccine.

India’s total active caseload has reached 2,52,364 today, comprising 2.20% of the total positive cases. A net incline of 17,958 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

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