In the last 24 hours, India has registered 18,454 new instances of the novel coronavirus, as well as 160 fatalities from the infection. According to statistics released on Thursday by the Union Health Ministry, the country had a total of 17,561 discharges in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall recovery rate to about 98.15 percent, the highest since March 2020, and total recoveries data to 3,34,95,808.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India slightly dipped to 1,78,831, the ministry data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 4,52,811.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered in the country exceeded the 100-crore mark. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the country on its achievement in a tweet, saying it was due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s competent leadership.
According to official sources, around 75 per cent of India’s all eligible adult population has been administered at least the first dose and around 31 per cent has received both the doses of the vaccine. India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach the 30-crore mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data.