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India administers over 115 crore, 82 per cent receives first dose: Health MinistryIndia has administered 115.23 crore (1,15,23,49,358) total doses under its vaccination drive against COVID with the administration of 72,94,864 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry statement said.

Around 82 per cent of the eligible population in India has received the first dose of the vaccine while more than 41 per cent has been fully inoculated.

Expressing his elation on crossing the 115crore vaccine mark, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, “The country is getting protected through vaccination every day. As India’s vaccination coverage crosses the 115 crore mark, PM Narendra Modi ji’s words ring true — once Indians decide to do something, nothing is impossible! Har Ghar Dastak strengthening the world’s largest vaccination drive!”

Out of the total doses administered, the maximum of over 61 crore doses have gone to the 18-44 age group followed by people from the 45-59 age group.
States and UTs had been provided over 129 crore doses via central government and through direct procurement. After total vaccine administration till now, over 22.66 crore unutilised doses are still available with the states and UTs.

A total of 3,38,97,921 patients have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic out of which 12,789 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. India’s recovery rate now stands at 98.28 percent, highest since March 2020.

The number of new cases reported dropped further below 20,000 with 11,106 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. This addition takes the active caseload to 1,26,620 which constitutes 0.37 percent of the total positive cases reported in the country.

A total of 11,38,699 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours taking the total number of tests conducted so far to over 62.93 cr.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.98 percent while the weekly positivity rate slightly dropped to 0.92 percent.





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