Nearly 10.5 Lakh Beneficiaries Administered Vaccines Against COVID-19

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New Delhi: India has crossed a significant landmark in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic as nearly 10.5 lakh (10,43,534) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise as of January 22, the Union Health Ministry said here on Friday.

In the last 24 hours, 2,37,050 people were vaccinated across 4,049 sessions. 18,167 sessions have been conducted so far, the ministry mentioned.

On the testing front too, India continues to register growing numbers. The expansion in testing infrastructure has given a boost in India’s fight against the global pandemic. The cumulative testing has crossed 19 Cr.

A total 8,00,242 samples were tested in the last 24 hours which has increased India’s total cumulative tests to 19,01,48,024. Comprehensive and widespread testing on a sustained basis has resulted in bringing down the positivity rate. The cumulative Positivity Rate stands at 5.59% as of today. Steadily following the trend set over the past weeks, India’s active caseload has fallen to 1.78% of the total active cases. India’s Active Caseload presently stands at 1,88,688.

18,002 new recoveries were registered during the past 24 hours. This has led to a net decline of 3,620 cases from the total Active Caseload in the last 24 hours.The total recovered cases are 10,283,708 today pushing the growing gap between the recovered and the active cases to 1,00,95,020 ( 54.5 times). The Recovery Rate has improved to 96.78%.

84.70% of the new recovered cases are contributed by ten States/UTs.

Kerala saw 6,229 persons recovering from COVID. Maharashtra and Karnataka reported 3,980 and 815 new recoveries, respectively.14,545 new positive cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Eight States/UTs have contributed 84.14% of the new cases.

Kerala reported 6,334 cases in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 2,886 new cases while Karnataka registered 674 daily cases yesterday.82.82%of the 163 case fatalities that have been reported in the past 24 hours are from Nine States/UTs.

Maharashtra has reported the maximum new daily deaths with 52 deaths. Kerala also saw a fatality count of 21.

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