Covid update: 26,115 new cases in the last 24 hours

The national recovery rate of Covid-19 has increased to 97.75% with 34,469 patients recovering during the last 24 hours till 8:00 am.

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  • Publish Date - September 21, 2021 / 09:38 AM IST
Covid update: 26,115 new cases in the last 24 hours
Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far have reached 81.85 crores.

India has reported 26,115 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The total recoveries across the country so far are 3,27,49,574. According to the health ministry’s data, 34,469 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. The active caseload is currently at 3,09,575; the lowest in 184 days with a cumulative total of more than 3.35 crore cases. The national recovery rate of Covid-19 has increased to 97.75% with 34,469 patients recovering during the last 24 hours till 8:00 am. The active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.92%.

The weekly positivity rate stands at 2.08%, less than 3% for the last 88 days. The daily positivity rate was reported to be less than 3% at 1.85% for the last 22 days.

The testing capacity has also been substantially ramped up to 55.50 crore in the country.

India’s vaccination drive

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far have reached 81.85 crores. In the month of August, more than 18.3 crore doses have been administered.

In a landmark achievement, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 81 crore landmark milestone (81,73,95,763) on September 20. More than 85.68 lakh (85,68,026) vaccine doses had been administered till 7 pm yesterday. Out of 81,73,95,763, 64.8% (60,88,10,164) eligible population received first dose of Covid-19 vaccination and 22.2% (20,85,85,599) eligible population received second dose of Covid-19 vaccination.

The new phase of universalisation of the vaccination programme commenced from June 21. Under the programme, the central government made inoculation free of cost for all adults. Vaccines were earlier free for people above 45 years of age.

According to the ministry, more than 70% of the deaths that have been reported are due to comorbidities.

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