COVID graph seemingly have denied in the country with the country reporting 2,528 fresh infections being recorded in the last 24 hours. India had reported 2,539 daily infections on Thursday. As the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s active caseload currently stands at 29,181. It accounts for 0.07 per cent of the total cases. Total 149 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to 5,16,281.
The daily positivity rate and the weekly positivity rate was the same at 0.40 per cent on Friday.
With 3,997 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries rose to 4,24,58,543. The recovery rate is at 98.73 per cent. A total number of 78.18 crore tests have been conducted so far. Of these, 6,33,867 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 180.97 crore (1,80,97,94,588) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that this has been achieved through 2,12,97,331 sessions.
So far, more than 9 lakh (9,04,700) children in the age group 12-14 years have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccination drive for this age group was commenced on March 16 and children are being administered Corbevax vaccine.
In the age group 15-18 years, 5,61,52,073 first doses and 3,52,82,337 second doses have been administered. Vaccination for this age group was started on January 3 this year.
The ministry said that more than 183.27 crore (1,83,27,25,060) vaccine doses have been provided to States and UTs so far through the government’s free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category. More than 17.22 crore (17,22,25,196) balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.