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India achieves major milestone of ‘one billion’ vaccinations

Baku, October 21, AZERTAC

In a historic achievement, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has surpassed the 1 billion milestone, the Press Information Bureau of the Government of India reported.

In a tweet, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his countrymen and expressed gratitude to the country’s scientific community and health professionals for working towards achieving this stupendous feat.

India’s Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya also congratulated the country on achieving this landmark.

The recovery of 17,561 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 33,495,808.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.15%. Recovery rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

18,454 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

The active caseload remains below 200,000 mark and is presently at 178,831. Active cases presently constitute 0.52% of the country's total Positive Cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 1,247,506 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 595.7 million cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.34% remains less than 3% for the last 118 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be 1.48%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 52 days and below 5% for 135 consecutive days now.

 

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