India inoculates over 75 crore people, WHO Appreciates
With the administration of 78,66,950 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, country’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 75.22 Crore on Monday as per reports from Union Health Ministry.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a Tweet that India has crossed the mark of administering 75 crore vaccine doses.“With PM Narendra Modi’s mantra of ‘SabkaSaath – SabkaPrayas’, the world’s largest vaccination drive is achieving new heights. India has crossed the landmark of 75 crore vaccinations as India entered into the 75th year of Independence,” Mandaviya tweeted.
According to the Ministry, India has also become home to more than 99 per cent healthcare workers and frontline workers vaccinated with one shot of COVID-19 vaccine.
The World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO) has also congratulated India for achieving the 75 crore vaccination mark. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia, said, “WHO congratulates India for scaling up Covid-19 vaccination at an unprecedented pace. While it took 85 days to administer the first 100 million doses, India reached 750 million doses from 650 million in just 13 days.”
Meanwhile, 25,404 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The recovery of 37,127 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,24,84,159. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.58%.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 79 consecutive days now.
The Active Caseload is presently 3,62,207. Active cases presently constitute 1.09% of the country's total Positive Cases. The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 14,30,891tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 54.44 Crore cumulative tests.
While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 2.07% remains less than 3% for the last 81 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be1.78%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below3% for last 15 days and below 5% for 98 consecutive days now.
Kerala, which turned out to be a COVID epicenter recently, has also started showing declining trends and has reported a decline of nearly 20 per cent in terms of daily caseload in the past week.