New Delhi (NVI): India vaccinated nearly 10.5 lakh beneficiaries till sixth day of COVID-19 inoculation drive and crossed a significant landmark in its collective and resolute fight against the pandemic, the Union Health Ministry said.
“As on January 22, till 7 am, nearly 10.5 lakh (10,43,534) beneficiaries have received the vaccine under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination exercise,” the Ministry said in a statement.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 2,37,050 people were vaccinated across 4,049 sessions and 18,167 sessions have been conducted so far in India, it added.
Karnataka saw the highest number of beneficiaries getting vaccinated at 1,38,807 followed by Andhra Pradesh (1,15,365), Odisha (1,13,623) and Telangana (97,087) among other states.
The ministry also informed that, on the testing front too, India continues to register growing numbers. With the expansion in testing infrastructure has also given a boost in India’s fight against the global pandemic.
“8,00,242 samples were tested in the past 24 hours which has increased the country’s total cumulative tests to 19 crore standing at 19,01,48,024,” it said.
Moreover, the comprehensive and widespread testing on a sustained basis has resulted in bringing down the positivity rate. The cumulative positivity rate stands at 5.59 per cent.
The country’s active caseload has fallen to 1.78 per cent the total position cases. India’s active caseload currently stands at 1,88,688, the ministry further said.
“18,002 new recoveries were registered in the past 24 hours. This has led to a net decline of 3,620 cases from the total active cased during the same period,” it added.
Furthermore, the total recovered cases stands at 10,283,708, pushing the growing gap between the recovered and the active cases to 1,00,95,020. With this, the recovery rate has further improved to 96.78 per cent.
As many as 84.70 per cent of the new recovered cases are contributed by ten States and UTs, the statement said. Out of these, Kerala saw 6,229 persons recovering from COVID-19. Maharashtra and Karnataka reported 3,980 and 815 new recoveries, respectively, it added.