New Delhi: 31 August 2021 will be remembered as a landmark day in India’s vaccination drive.
Record 1.33 crores vaccines have been administered in a single day. With this, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the culimanative figure of 65.41 crores. This has been claimed by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The recovery of 33,964 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,19,93,644. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.51%.
Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for 66 consecutive days now. 41,965 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
According to the Ministry claims, the testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 16,06,785 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 52.31 Cr (52,31,84,293) cumulative tests. While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 2.58% remains less than 3% for the last 68 days now. The Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.61%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 5% for 86 consecutive days now.