In a landmark achievement, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 80 Crore landmark milestone (80,33,75,147) on Saturday. More than 77.25 lakh (77,25,076) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late Saturday night.
Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the entire country and healthcare workers for the achievement of 80 Cr landmark milestone.The last 10 Cr COVID-19 Vaccine Doses were administered in just 11 days.
The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.
The recovery of 33,798 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,26,32,222.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.65%.
➡️ Union Health Minister congratulates all Health Care Workers and People of India on crossing landmark milestone of 80 Cr doses.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) September 18, 2021
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 83 consecutive days now.
35,662 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
The Active Caseload is presently 3,40,639. Active cases presently constitute 1.02% 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
14,48,833 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 55.07 Cr (55,07,80,273) cumulative tests.
While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 2.02% remains less than 3% for the last 85 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be 2.46%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 19 days and below 5% for 102 consecutive days now.