India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 135 Crore Mark

With the administration of 53,84,094 coronavirus vaccine doses, India’s COVID-19 coverage has crossed the 135 crore (135,17,97,270) mark under the nationwide vaccination drive, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday. 

The Health Ministry in a statement said that 7,974 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours. India’s active caseload currently stands at 87,245. Active cases account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.25 per cent which is the lowest since March 2020. 

Talking about the recovery rate, it is currently at 98.38 per cent which is the highest since March 2020. A total of 7,948 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, which has increased the total tally of recovered patients to 3,41,54,879, as per the ministry. 

The ministry said that the daily positivity rate is at 0.57 per cent which is less than 2 per cent for the last 73 days. Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate is at 0.64 per cent which is less than 1 per cent for the last 32 days. A total of 66.02 crore tests have been conducted so far, the ministry said.

“More than 141.80 crore (1,41,80,42,210) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category,” said the ministry. 

More than 16.42 crore (16,42,12,506) balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered, the ministry added.

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