Centre to review COVID vaccination program with states, UTs on Friday: Report

In the last 24 hours, India witnessed a slight rise in coronavirus infections with 2,364 fresh cases. India's active caseload now stands at 15,419 at present.

By Ashita Singh
Updated: Thu, 19 May 2022 07:21 PM IST
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Centre to review COVID vaccination program with states, UTs on Friday: Report

New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India for the past few weeks is witnessing a significant drop in the number of Covid-19 cases and following the administration of 191.79 crore vaccine doses, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will review the coronavirus vaccination program with all the states and union territories on Friday, reported ANI citing sources.

As per data shared by Union Health Ministry, India's COVID vaccination coverage had exceeded 191.79 crores (1,91,79,96,905) by 7 am today.

COVID-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on March 16, 2022. So far, more than 3.22 crore adolescents have received the first dose of the COVID vaccine. The administration of precaution dose for the age group 18-59 years was also started from April 10, 2022, onwards.

The country witnessed a slight rise in coronavirus infections with 2,364 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. India's active caseload now stands at 15,419 at present. The daily positivity rate of the country is 0.50 per cent.

A total of 2,582 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, added to the Ministry.

The country also reported 10 COVID-related fatalities, increasing the total reported death count to 5,24,303.

The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.50 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.55 per cent, according to the ministry.

Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23 last year.

(With Agencies Inputs)

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