Ministry of Health and Family Welfare gives a status report on the COVID-19 vaccination drive

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that India has crossed a significant landmark in its collective and resolute fight against the global pandemic.

As of 22 January 2021, till 7 am, nearly 10.5 lakh (10,43,534) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination.

In the last 24 hours, 2,37,050 people were vaccinated across 4,049 sessions. 18,167 sessions have been conducted so far, informed the ministry.

On the testing front too, India continues to register growing numbers. The expansion in testing infrastructure has given a boost to India’s fight against the global pandemic. The cumulative testing has crossed 19 Cr. A total of 8,00,242 samples were tested in the last 24 hours which has increased India’s total cumulative tests to 19,01,48,024.

Comprehensive and widespread testing on a sustained basis has resulted in bringing down the positivity rate. The cumulative Positivity Rate stands at 5.59 percent as of today. Steadily following the trend set over the past weeks, India’s active caseload has fallen to 1.78 percent of the total active cases. India’s Active Caseload presently stands at 1,88,688.

Total 18,002 new recoveries were registered during the past 24 hours. This has led to a net decline of 3,620 cases from the total Active Caseload in the last 24 hours. The total recovered cases are 10,283,708 today pushing the growing gap between the recovered and the active cases to 1,00,95,020 ( 54.5 times). The Recovery Rate has improved to 96.78 percent. 84.70 percent of the new recovered cases are contributed by ten States and UTs, as per the ministry.

Kerala saw 6,229 persons recovering from COVID. Maharashtra and Karnataka reported 3,980 and 815 new recoveries, respectively.
14,545 new positive cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Eight states and UTs have contributed 84.14 percent of the new cases.

Kerala reported 6,334 cases in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 2,886 new cases while Karnataka registered 674 daily cases yesterday. A total of 82.82 percent of the 163 case fatalities that have been reported in the past 24 hours are from the Nine States and UTs.

Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of new daily deaths with 52 deaths. Kerala also saw a fatality count of 21.