India has administered over 27 lakh 60 thousand COVID vaccine doses to the eligible beneficiaries during the last 24 hours. With this, more than 33 crore 57 lakh vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
Union Health Ministry in a statement said that the country has reported 48 thousand 786 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The active caseload in the country has further declined and reached the level of five lakh 23 thousand and 257. The active cases constitute 1.72 per cent of the total reported cases so far.
A total of 61 thousand 588 patients also recovered from the infection during the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to more than two crore 94 lakh 88 thousand.
The Ministry further added that daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 49th consecutive day. The country has registered further improvement in the recovery rate which has now increased to 96.97 per cent. In the last 24 hours, one thousand five deaths were reported in the country.
Weekly Positivity Rate in the country remains below five per cent and is currently at 2.64 per cent. Daily Positivity Rate stands at 2.54 per cent, which is less than five per cent for 24th consecutive days.
The Ministry said, testing capacity has been substantially ramped up and 41.20 crore tests for COVID-19 have been conducted in total. Yesterday, more than 19 lakh 21 thousand tests for COVID -19 were conducted.