Posted On: 17 AUG 2021, Delhi



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More than 88.13 lakh vaccine doses administered in last 24 hours; Highest ever vaccination achieved in a single day55.47 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination DriveIndia reports 25,166 new cases in last 24 hours; lowest in 154 daysActive cases constitute 1.15% of total cases; lowest since March 2020India’s Active caseload currently 3,69,846; lowest in 146 daysRecovery Rate currently at 97.51%; Highest since March 20203,14,48,754 total recoveries across the country so far36,830 patients recovered during last 24 hoursWeekly Positivity Rate currently at 1.98%; less than 3% for last 53 daysDaily positivity rate at 1.61%; less than 3% for last 22 daysTesting capacity substantially ramped up – 49.66 cr tests total conducted(Total)



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COVID-19 Update

India achieves highest ever single day vaccination mark with the administration of more than 88.13 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage achieved 55 Cr milestone

Recovery Rate (97.51%) at its highest since March 2020

25,166 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours

India’s Active Caseload (3,69,846) lowest in 146 days

Active cases constitute 1.15% of total cases; lowest ever since March 2020

Daily Positivity Rate (1.61%) less than 3% for last 22 days

India has administered more than 88.13 lakh doses in last 24 hours under its Nationwide Vaccination drive. This is highest ever vaccination achieved in a single day since the start of our vaccination drive. Along with this, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage achieved 55 Cr milestone yesterday. Cumulatively,55,47,30,609 vaccine doses have been administered through 62,12,108 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.These include:

HCWs1st Dose1,03,50,941
2nd Dose81,20,754
FLWs1st Dose1,82,86,002
2nd Dose1,22,44,940
Age Group 18-44 years1st Dose20,20,24,963
2nd Dose1,61,02,484
Age Group 45-59 years1st Dose11,87,86,699
2nd Dose4,64,06,915
Over 60 years1st Dose8,17,46,204
2nd Dose4,06,60,707

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 21st June, 2021. The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.

India’s recovery rate stands at97.51%, this is highest since March 2020.Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,14,48,754 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and36,830 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

India has reported its lowest daily new cases (25,166) in 154 days.Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since fifty-oneconsecutive days. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.

India’s Active Caseload at 3,69,846 is lowest in 146 daysActive cases now constitute only 1.15% of the country’s total Positive Cases which is lowest since March 2020.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 15,63,985tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 49.66 crore (49,66,29,524) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.98%remains less than 3% for last 53 days now. The Daily Positivity rate also stands at 1.61%. Daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% forlast 22 days and below 5% for 71 consecutive days now.


COVID-19 Vaccination Update

More than 56.81 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 2.25 Crore balance and unutilized doses still available with States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.

VACCINE DOSES(As on 17 August 2021)
 SUPPLIED 56,81,32,750
 PIPELINE 1,09,32,960
 CONSUMPTION 55,11,51,992

More than 56.81 crore (56,81,32,750) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 1,09,32,960 doses are in the pipeline.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 55,11,51,992 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 2.25 Cr (2,25,52,523) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.


India scales the peak of Highest Ever Single Day Vaccination with the administration of more than 88.13 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours

46% of all adult Indians have received the First Dose while 13% of all adult Indians have received Both Doses of vaccine

In a landmark achievement, nearly 88 lakh (88,13,919) doses have been administered under the Largest Vaccination Drive yesterday on the 16th of August 2021.

While announcing the present phase of vaccination on 7th June, 2021, Hon’ble Prime Minister had also given a clarion call to all citizens to vaccinate themselves and encourage the others who are eligible to take the COVID19 vaccine. Today’s achievement showcases the trust placed by the people of India in the Government in its fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding scope of the nationwide COVID19 vaccination drive. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, 15 days’ advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.

With the administration of the more than 88.13 lakh doses, the cumulative vaccination coverage has increased to 55.47Cr (55,47,30,609). This translates to 46% of all adult Indians receiving the first dose. 13% of all adult Indians have received both doses of vaccine and are protected against COVID-19.


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