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India achieves the major milestone of ‘1.4 billion’ COVID-19 vaccinations

Posted on: December 27, 2021 | Back | Print

In a historic achievement, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has surpassed the 1.41 billion milestone, with the administration of 3.2 million vaccine doses in the last 24 hours. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi congratulated Indians and expressed gratitude to the country’s scientific community and health professionals for working towards achieving this feat. PM Modi called it a triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of 1.3 billion Indians. With this milestone, over 90% of adult population has been immunized with at least one dose and over 60% with two doses.

2. The recovery of more than 7000 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 34.2 million. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.40%, highest since March 2020.

3. Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 15,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for last 2 months now. Less than 7000 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The Active Caseload remains below 0.2 million mark and is presently at 76,766. Weekly Positivity Rate (0.62%) less than 1% for last 40 days. Active cases constitute 0.22% of the country's total Positive Cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

4. Prime Minister has announced that the administration of COVID-19 vaccination for children between 15 and 18 years will start from 3 Jan 2022. "Third dose" for healthcare and frontline workers would be administered from 10 Jan 2022 . The precaution dose will also be available for citizens above 60 years of age and those with comorbidities on the advice of their doctor from 10 Jan 2022.

27th December 2021