India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 560 million (56 crore) landmark on Tuesday. Cumulatively, 56,06,52,030 vaccine doses have been administered through 62,67,149 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Wednesday.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 55,05,075 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
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 Health ministry said.
Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,14,85,923 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 37,169 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, India has reported 35,178 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since fifty-two consecutive 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 at 3,67,415 is lowest in 148 days. Active cases now constitute only 1.14% of the country’s total Positive Cases which is lowest since March 2020.
With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 17,97,559 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 49.84 crore (49,84,27,083) tests so far.
While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.95% remains less than 3% for the last 54 days now. The Daily Positivity rate also stands at 1.96%. Daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for the last 23 days and below 5% for 72 consecutive days now.