India has crossed another significant milestone of administering over 2 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses within a short span of time. With nearly 14 lakh 24 thousand doses being given in the last 24 hours, the country has successfully accomplished administration of nearly 2 crore 9 lakh 22 thousand COVID-19 vaccine doses till this morning.
India is one of the countries in the world to achieve these figures in such a short period. The nation commenced the largest vaccination drive in the world on 16th January this year with vaccination of healthcare workers.
Vaccination of front line workers began from 2nd February whereas the most recent phase began from 1st of this month encompassing vaccination of general public aged above 60 years and people above 45 years with specified co-morbidities.
Health Ministry has informed that in just 6 days of the current phase over 30 lakh senior citizens above 60 years and nearly 4 lakh 60 thousand people above 45 years with co-morbidities have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine.
The Health Ministry has informed that the COVID-19 recovery rate in the country today stands at 96.95 per cent. It said, in the last 24 hours, 14 thousand 392 people were discharged after recovery.
Till now, over 1 crore 8 lakh 68 thousand people have recovered from the COVID-19 infection. In the last 24 hours, 18 thousand 711 new cases were reported. The number of active cases in the country stands at nearly 1 lakh 84 thousand comprising around 1.65 per cent of the total reported cases.
The Health Ministry has informed that 100 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 taking the cumulative toll to 1 lakh 57 thousand 756.
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