The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported 21,566 new COVID-19 infections in India in the previous 24 hours on Thursday.
With the addition of the additional infections, India’s active caseload now stands at 1,48,881. The daily positivity rate was 4.25 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.51 percent.
The Ministry also stated that the country’s current recovery rate from COVID-19 infection is 98.46%, with 18,294 recoveries in the previous 24 hours bringing the overall number of recoveries to 4,31,50,434.
India has delivered a total of 200.91 crore vaccine doses against the Covid-19 infection as part of the statewide immunisation programme, including 92.77 crore second doses and 6.34 crore precaution doses.
In the last 24 hours, India administered 29,12,855 COVID-19 vaccine doses.
India has “created history again”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday as the country achieved a big milestone of administering two billion vaccine doses in just 18 months.
Congratulating all Indians on crossing the “special figure”, PM Modi said that he is “proud of those who contributed to making India’s vaccination drive unparalleled in scale and speed”. He added that it has “strengthened the global fight against COVID-19”.
“India creates history again! Congrats to all Indians on crossing the special figure of 200 crore vaccine doses. Proud of those who contributed to making India’s vaccination drive unparalleled in scale and speed. This has strengthened the global fight against COVID-19,” wrote PM Modi on Twitter.