Covid-19 Update: India’s Cumulative Vaccination Coverage crosses 460-million mark
The vaccination coverage has increased from roughly 3 million doses per day to about 5 million doses per day
India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 46 crore (460 million) on Friday. Cumulatively, 46,15,18,479 vaccine doses have been administered through 54,94,423 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am on Saturday.
According to the Union Health Ministry, 52,99,036 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
India’s Covid vaccination program began on January 16 and it has now reached its third phase. Since June 21, the vaccination program in the country has recently caught pace and has been increasing rapidly.
Notably, in the past few days, the vaccination coverage has increased from 3 million doses per day to 5 million doses per day.
On July 27, 36.87 lakh doses were administered, while on July 28, the vaccination coverage in a day increased to 40.02 lakhs. Similarly, on July 29, India administered 43 lakh vaccine doses.
On Friday and Saturday, the vaccine doses administered has maintained over 50 lakhs i.e. has crossed the 5 million mark for both days.
“The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country,” the Health Ministry said.
Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,07,81,263 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 37,291 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.37%.
Meanwhile, India has reported 41,649 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.
Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since thirty-four continuous days.
“This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs,” the Health Ministry said.
India’s Active Caseload today stands at 4,08,920 and active cases now constitute 1.29% of the country's total Positive Cases.
With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 17,76,315 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 46.64 crore (46,64,27,038) tests so far.
While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 2.42% and the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.34% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained below 5% for 54 consecutive days now.