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India’s Achievement of One Billion Vaccinations

Posted on: October 22, 2021 | Back | Print

High Commission of India
Media Release
(21 October, 2021)

India achieves the major milestone of ‘one billion’ vaccinations

In a historic achievement, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India surpassed the 1 billion milestone today. This includes 708 million 1st dose and 292 million 2nd dose vaccines.

2. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi congratulated the countrymen and expressed gratitude to the country’s scientific community and health professionals for working towards achieving this stupendous feat.

3. The recovery of 17,561 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) in India to 3,34,95,808.Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.15%. Recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

4. Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Government of India and the various States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for 116 consecutive days now. 18,454 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

5. The Active Caseload remains below 2 lakh mark and is presently at 1,78,831. Active cases presently constitute 0.52% of the country's total Positive Cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

6. The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 12,47,506 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 59,57,42,218 cumulative tests.
While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.34% remains less than 3% for the last 118 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be1.48%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below3% for last 52 days and below 5% for 135 consecutive days now.