New Delhi [India], September 21 (ANI): With the administration of 96,46,778 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 81.85 crores (81,85,13,827) as per provisional reports till 7 am on Tuesday, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The ministry said that this has been achieved through 80,35,135 sessions.
As per the data, as many as 1,03,69,386 healthcare workers have been inoculated with the first dose of COVID vaccine while 87,50,107 have been inoculated with both doses. The number of frontline workers vaccinated stands at 1,83,46,016 (first dose) and 1,45,66,593 (two doses).
According to the health ministry, 33,12,97,757 vaccine doses were administered as the first dose and 6,26,66,347 vaccine doses were given as the second dose in the age group 18-44 years.
Also, in the age group of 45-59 years, 15,20,67,152 people have received the first dose and 7,00,70,609 have received the second dose whereas 9,74,87,849 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 5,28,92,011 vaccine doses given as the second dose to the people over 60 years.
Meanwhile, India reported 26,115 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the states, UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 daily new cases that are being reported for 86 consecutive days now.
"The recovery of 34,469 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,27,49,574," the ministry said.
The active caseload is presently 3,09,575 which constitutes 0.92 per cent of the country's total positive cases while the recovery rate stands at 97.75 per cent.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 14,13,951 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 55.50 crores (55,50,35,717) cumulative tests.
The weekly positivity rate at 2.08 per cent remains less than 3 per cent for the last 88 days now.
The daily positivity rate was reported to be 1.85 per cent. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3 per cent for the last 22 days and below 5 per cent for 105 consecutive days now. (ANI)