Posted On: 25 AUG 2021, Delhi
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|59.55 Crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive37,593 new cases in the last 24 hoursActive cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.99%India’s Active caseload stands at 3,22,327Recovery Rate currently at 97.67%34,169 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,17,54,281Weekly Positivity Rate (1.92%) less than 3% for last 61 daysDaily positivity rate (2.10%) less than 3% for last 30 days51.11 crore Total Tests conducted so far(Total)|
PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & BROADCASTING
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crossed 59 Cr landmark
More than 61 Lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours
Recovery Rate currently at 97.67%
37,593 New Cases reported in the last 24 hours
India’s Active Caseload (3,22,327) is 0.99% of Total Cases
Daily Positivity Rate (2.10%) less than 3% for last 30 days
39,361 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours
India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has crossed the 59 Crore landmark yesterday. With the administration of 61,90,930 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the cumulative figure of 59.55 Cr (59,55,04,593) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 65,52,748 sessions.
The break-up of the cumulative figure as per the provisional report till 8 am today include:
|Age Group 18-44 years||1st Dose||22,37,85,210|
|Age Group 45-59 years||1st Dose||12,43,11,158|
|Over 60 years||1st Dose||8,40,42,537|
The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.
The recovery of 34,169 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,17,54,281.Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.67%.
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 59 consecutive days now.37,593 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
The Active Caseload is presently 3,22,327. At 0.99%, Active cases presently form less than 1% 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 17,92,755 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 51.11 Cr (51,11,84,547) cumulative tests.
While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.92% remains less than 3% for the last 61 days now. The Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.10%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for the last 30 days and below 5% for 79 consecutive days now.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
More than 58.07 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs
More than 3.62 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs
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 25 August 2021)|
More than 58.07 crore (58,07,64,210) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. Further, 51,48,970 doses are in the pipeline.
More than 3.62 Cr (3,62,24,601) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.
Centre Reviews Progress of COVID19 Vaccination with States/UTs
Centre to provide 2 Cr additional Vaccine Doses in the last week of August to immunize School Teachers
Strategy to maintain buffer stock of COVID-19 medicines reviewed
Union Health Secretary Shri Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting today with all States/UTs in the presence of Union Pharma Secretary Ms. S. Aparna. The progress of COVID-19 vaccination was reviewed and States were advised to focus on enhancing second dose coverage as well as immunization of school teachers and staff (both government and private). States were apprised on prompt utilization of Emergency COVID Response Package (ECRP) funds. States were also advised to ensure compliance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour and other precautionary measures ahead of the upcoming festival season.
Union Health Secretary stressed on having a definite district level plan to increase coverage of second dose. States were advised to undertake targeted strategies like earmarking specific days/ specific vaccination sites (CVC)s/ specific timings every day/ separate queue to exclusively administer second dose of the vaccines. They were also advised to undertake widespread IEC campaigns for enhanced awareness among the beneficiaries. The States were also requested to identify districts whose vaccine coverage is lower than the State average and monitor as well as enhance progress of vaccination in these districts.