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India achieves another milestone in COVID19 vaccination and overtakes USA in total number of COVID Vaccine doses

Newdelhi:28/6/21:India has achieved another milestone in its COVID19 vaccination drive as it overtakes USA in terms of the total number of COVID vaccine doses administered. India’s COVID Vaccination drive started on 16th Jan 2021, whereas the COVID vaccination in USA started on 14th December 2020.

India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 32.36 Crores yesterday. A total of 32,36,63,297 vaccine doses have been administered through 43,21,898 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 17,21,268 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

These include:

 

HCWs 1st Dose 1,01,98,257
2nd Dose 72,07,617
FLWs 1st Dose 1,74,42,767
2nd Dose 93,99,319
Age Group 18-44 years 1st Dose 8,46,51,696
2nd Dose 19,01,190
Age Group 45-59 years 1st Dose 8,71,11,445
2nd Dose 1,48,12,349
Over 60 years 1st Dose 6,75,29,713
2nd Dose 2,34,08,944
Total 32,36,63,297

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21 June, 2021. The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID19 vaccination throughout the country.

India has reported 46,148 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases have been reported for 21 continuous days now. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.

India has also been witnessing a continuous fall in its active caseload. The country’s Active Caseload stands at 5,72,994 today.

A net decline of 13,409 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 1.89% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

As more people are getting recovered from COVID-19 infection, India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for 46 consecutive days now. 58,578 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

More than 12 thousand(12,430) recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases.

ut of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,93,09,607 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 58,578 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 96.80%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 15,70,515tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 40.63crore (40,63,71,279) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed. Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 2.81% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.94% today. It has remained less than 5% for 21 consecutive days now.

 

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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