New Delhi, 15 August 2021: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the landmark of 54 Cr. Cumulatively, 54,38,46,290 vaccine doses have been administered through 61,35,193 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 73,50,553 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

These include:

HCWs 1st Dose 1,03,49,901
2nd Dose 80,93,907
FLWs 1st Dose 1,82,76,459
2nd Dose 1,21,45,936
Age Group 18-44 years 1st Dose 19,58,22,860
2nd Dose 1,52,60,695
Age Group 45-59 years 1st Dose 11,70,84,332
2nd Dose 4,55,80,689
Over 60 years 1st Dose 8,10,41,849
2nd Dose 4,01,89,662
Total 54,38,46,290

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 21st June, 2021. The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.

India’s recovery rate stands at 97.46%.

Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,13,76,015people have already recovered from COVID-19 and37,927patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

India has reported 36,083daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since forty-nineconsecutive days. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.

India’s Active Caseload today stands at 3,85,336. Active cases now constitute only1.20% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 19,23,863tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 49.36 crore (49,36,24,440) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate currently stands at 2.00% and the Daily Positivity rate stands at 1.88% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% forlast 20 days and below 5% for 69 consecutive days now.