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48% of India’s adults have now got at least one dose of Covid vaccine

48% of India’s adults have now got at least one dose of Covid vaccine

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 45 crore with 43.9 lakh doses being administered in the last 24 hours, according to data compiled by the Health Ministry on Thursday morning.

The latest numbers show that 48% of the country’s 94 crore adult population has now received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.  The new phase of free vaccines for all launched by the Centre from June 21 this year has seen a sharp acceleration in the inoculation drive.

India has reported 43,509 daily new cases in the last 24 hours while 38,465 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.

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Less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for the last 32 days continuously. India’s active caseload now stands at 4,03,840.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 17,28,795 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 2.38% and the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.52% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained below the WHO’s benchmark 5% for 52 consecutive days now.