With the administration of 25,23,089 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the cumulative figure of 68.75 crores (68,75,41,762) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 71,77,219 sessions, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
The recovery of 43,903 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic, to 3,21,81,995, it added. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.44%.
“Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the states and union territories continue the trend of less than 50,000 daily new cases that are being reported for 71 consecutive days now. 38,948 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours,” MoHFW also added. The active caseload presently is 4,04,874. The active cases presently constitute 1.23% of the country’s total positive cases.
According to MoHFW, the testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 14,10,649 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 53.14 crores (53,14,68,867) cumulative tests. While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate is at 2.58%, less than 3% for the last 73 days now. The daily positivity rate stands at 2.76% and the daily positivity rate has remained below 3% for the last 7 days and below 5% for 91 consecutive days now.