Covid-19 Update: India’s vaccination coverage exceeds 38.7 crore
In the last 24 hours, 37,14,441 vaccine doses were administered, as per the Union Health Ministry
In a landmark move, India has administered 38.76 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines cumulatively. A total of 38,76,97,935 vaccine doses have been administered through 49,10,876 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Wednesday.
The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21.
“The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.
Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,01,04,720 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 41,000 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.
This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.28%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.
Meanwhile, India has reported 38,792 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.
Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since seventeen 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 4,29,946 and active cases are now only 1.39% of the country's total Positive Cases.
With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 19,15,501 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 43.59 crore (43,59,73,639) tests so far.
While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed. The Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 2.25% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.10%. The Daily Positivity rate has remained less than 3% for 23 consecutive days, and has remained below 5% for 37 consecutive days now.