India Sets a Record of Inoculating 2 Crore People on a Single Day
India administers over 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses in a day, setting a record onIndia on Friday. The country recorded 34,403 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tally of the infection to 3,33,81,728. Meanwhile, the BJP asked its workers to facilitate the vaccination drive as it eyes record-breaking numbers on Friday - to mark PM Modi's 71st birthday.
With the administration of 63,97,972 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the country’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 77.24Cr(77,24,25,744) as per provisional reports by Union Health Ministry. This has been achieved through 77,78,319 sessions. The Ministry said that the Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.
According to the Ministry, 34,403 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.The Active Caseload is presently 3,39,056. Active cases presently constitute 1.02% of the country's total Positive Cases. The recovery of 37,950 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,25,98,424. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.65%. 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 82 consecutive days now.Kerala reports 23,260 fresh Covid-19 infections, 20,388 recoveries and 131 deaths today.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 15,27,420tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 54.92 Cr (54,92,29,149) cumulative tests While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.97% remains less than 3% for the last 84 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be 2.25%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 18 days and below 5% for 101 consecutive days now.