Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crossed 56 Cr landmark

Recovery Rate (97.52%) at its highest since March 2020

35,178 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours

India's Active Caseload (3,67,415) lowest in 148 days

Active cases constitute 1.14% of total cases; lowest ever since March 2020

Daily Positivity Rate (1.96%) less than 3% for last 23 days

Posted On: 18 AUG 2021 9:50AM by PIB Delhi

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 56 Cr landmark yesterday. Cumulatively, 56,06,52,030 vaccine doses have been administered through 62,67,149 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 55,05,075 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

These include:

HCWs

1st Dose

1,03,51,471

2nd Dose

81,39,176

FLWs

1st Dose

1,82,91,828

2nd Dose

1,23,10,279

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

20,53,38,194

2nd Dose

1,66,89,475

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

11,96,50,340

2nd Dose

4,68,78,435

Over 60 years

1st Dose

8,20,88,223

2nd Dose

4,09,14,609

Total

56,06,52,030

 

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 at 97.52%, this is highest since March 2020.

Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,14,85,923 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 37,169 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

 

India has reported 35,178 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since fifty-two consecutive days. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.

India’s Active Caseload at 3,67,415 is lowest in 148 days.  Active cases now constitute only 1.14% 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 17,97,559 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 49.84 crore (49,84,27,083) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.95% remains less than 3% for last 54 days now. The Daily Positivity rate also stands at 1.96%. Daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 23 days and below 5% for 72 consecutive days now.

 

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HFW/COVID States data/18th August2021/2



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