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COVID: India reported 20,279 new instances

by Pragati Singh

After 3,83,657 tests for covid were performed for in the previous 24 hours, India recorded 20,279 new cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated on Sunday. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India reported 21,411 new COVID cases on Saturday. The Health Ministry reports that 87.25 crore Covid tests have been performed in the nation to far.

India now has 1,52,200 active COVID-19 cases, with a 0.35 percent active case rate, while its weekly positivity rate is 4.46 percent, and both its daily and daily positivity rates are 5.29 percent.

According to the Ministry’s official report, there have been 18,143 recoveries in India in the past day, bringing the country’s total recoveries to 4,32,10,522, with a current recovery rate of 98.45%.

According to the ministry, 28,83,489 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given as part of the nationwide vaccination drive in the past 24 hours, out of the 201.99 crore doses of the vaccine that have been given nationwide so far.

More than 7.98 crore unused vaccination doses are still available to the States and Union Territories, according to government data.

Covid Vaccination Program

The Central Government is dedicated to stepping up and broadening the COVID-19 vaccination programme nationwide. On January 16, 2021, the nationwide COVID-199 immunisation campaign began.

On June 21, 2021, the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme went into effect. The availability of more vaccinations, early notification of vaccine availability to States and UTs for improved planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain have all increased the vaccination campaign.

The Government of India has been assisting the States and UTs by giving them free COVID vaccines as part of the national vaccination push.

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The Union Government will purchase and provide (free of charge) to States and UTs 75% of the vaccinations being produced by the country’s vaccine manufacturers as part of the new phase of the COVID19 vaccination drive.

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