India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage reached past 99 crore-mark informed the Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya today. With the administration of 41,36,142 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 99.12 Cr as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 97,99,506 sessions.
“We are at 99 crores. Go for it India, continue to rapidly march towards our milestone of 100 crore #COVID19 vaccinations,” tweeted Mandaviya.
India started Covid-19 vaccination drive on 16 January 2021. Initially, the vaccination was opened for Health Care Workers (HCWs) only. Then, from 2 February, front line workers were made eligible for vaccination. These included State and Central Police personnel, Armed Force Personnel, Home Guards, Civil Defence and Disaster Management Volunteers, Municipal workers, Prison Staff, PRI Staff and Revenue workers involved in containment and surveillance, Railway Protection Force and election Staff. From 1 March, the vaccination drive started including people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years with associated specified 20 comorbidities. On May 1, all above 18 years of age were made eligible for Covid vaccination.
The Health Ministry also informed 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 per cent. Recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020. 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 per cent 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, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.34% remains less than 3% for the last 117 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be1.10 per cent. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 51 days and below 5% for 134 consecutive days now.