India inches closer to administration of 3 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine


India inched closer to another significant milestone of administering 3 crore COVID-19 Vaccine doses in record time. With over 15 lakh 19 thousand doses administered yesterday the cumulative vaccination figure has breached the mark of 2 crore 97 lakh doses.

India is one of countries in the world to achieve these figures in the shortest span of time. The nation commenced the largest vaccination drive in the world on 16th January this year. Vaccination of front line workers began from 2nd February whereas the most recent phase began from 1st of this month encompassing vaccination of everyone aged above 60 years and above 45 years with specified co-morbidities.

Health Ministry has informed that in just 13 days of the current phase over 78 lakh senior citizens and nearly 13 lakh 86 thousand people above 45 years with co-morbidities have been administered the first shot of the COVID-19 Vaccine.

The Health Ministry has informed that the COVID-19 recovery rate in the country today stands at  96.75 per cent. It said, in the last 24 hours, 16 thousand 637 people were discharged after recovery. Till now, over 1 crore 9 lakh 89 thousand people have recovered from the COVID-19 infection. In the last 24 hours, 25 thousand 320 new cases were reported. The number of active cases in the country stands at nearly 2 lakh 10 thousand comprising around 1.85 per cent of the total reported cases. The Health Ministry has informed that 158 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative toll to 1 lakh 58 thousand 604.


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