Covid vaccination for teenagers kickstarts in various cities across the country for children aged between 15 to 18 years, on Monday. The Union Health Ministry had announced that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin will be administered to eligible children — in two doses 28 days apart.
Meanwhile, India on Monday reported 33,750 fresh Covid-19 cases and 123 deaths. With 10,846 recoveries, the country’s active caseload stood at 1,45,582.
With the administration of 23,30,706 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 145.68 Cr (1,45,68,89,306) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 1,56,67,018 sessions.
Only COVAXIN approved for less than 18 yrs.
18+ (i.e. born in 2004 or before)- are eligible for all vaccines,including COVISHIELD.
For 15-17 years (born in 2005, 2006, 2007) eligible only for COVAXIN.
Validations in place in Co-WIN @PMOIndia@mansukhmandviya
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) January 3, 2022
10,846 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) is now at 3,42,95,407.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.20%.
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 last 189 days now.
33,750 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
India’s Active Caseload is presently at 1,45,582. Active cases constitute 0.42% 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 8,78,990 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 68.09 Cr (68,09,50,476) cumulative tests.
While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate in the country currently stands at 1.68% and the Daily Positivity rate also reported to be 3.84%.