Srinagar, Oct 20 (KINS): With the administration of 41,36,142 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the government informed that India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 99.12 Cr (99,12,82,283).
It also said that the recovery of 19,446 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,34,78,247.
“Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.15%. Recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020. 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 115 consecutive days now,” the government said as per news agency KINS.
“14,623 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours
The Active Caseload has fallen below 2 lakh mark and is presently at 1,78,098, which is now lowest in 229 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.52% 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 13,23,702 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 59.44 Cr (59,44,29,890) cumulative tests”.
“While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.34% remains less than 3% for the last 117 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be 1.10%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for the last 51 days and below 5% for 134 consecutive days now”.
“The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain”.
“As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs”.
Meanwhile the government informed that more than 102.4 crore (1,02,48,12,565) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.
“More than 10.78 Cr (10,78,72,110) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered”. (KINS)