As the 2nd wave rescinds, India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive picks up its pace

India administered 86.16 lakh vaccine doses on 21st June

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New Delhi: In the highest ever single day Covid-19 vaccination achieved in the world so far, India administered 86.16 lakh vaccine doses on 21st June. So far, 28.87 crore vaccine doses have been administered under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
India reported 42,640 new cases, less than 50,000 in 91 days. India’s Active Caseload declined to 6,62,521; less than 7 lakh after 79 days.
There has been total of 2,89,26,038 recoveries across the country so far. With recovery rate reaching 96.49%, daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 40th consecutive day.
At 39.40 crore tests concluded, the testing capacity has been substantially ramped up.
New phase begins
The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June. As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalisation of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.
More than 29.35 crore (29,35,04,820) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 27,20,14,523 doses.
More than 2.14 crore (2,14,90,297) COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.
Furthermore, more than 33,80,590 vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.