In a significant development in India’s Covid-19 vaccination efforts, over 1.13 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered on Monday. This milestone has been reached thrice in the last 11 days. “With the administration of 1,13,53,571 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the country’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 69.90 crores (69,90,62,776) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 72,26,439 sessions,” the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
According to MoHFW, the recovery of 42,942 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,22,24,937 since the beginning of the pandemic. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.48%. “Sustained and collaborative efforts by the centre and the states/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 daily new cases that is being reported for 72 consecutive days now. 31,222 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The active caseload is presently 3,92,864. The active cases presently constitute 1.19% of the country’s total positive cases,” it added.
The union health ministry also informed that the testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 15,26,056 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 53.31 crores (53,31,89,348) cumulative tests. While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 2.56% remains less than 3% for the last 74 days now. The daily positivity rate dips to 2.05%. The daily positivity rate has remained below 3% for the last 8 days and below 5% for 92 consecutive days now.