Another Milestone achieved by India; Overtakes US In Total Number of Vaccine Doses Administered

India, June 28: India achieves another milestone in COVID19 vaccination and overtakes the USA in the total number of Covid Vaccine doses administered.

The Union Health Ministry on Monday asserted that India has achieved another milestone in COVID-19 vaccination as it overtakes the USA in the total number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered. According to the data published today, the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country have reached 32.36 crores under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

The US, on the other hand, has so far given 32.33 crore doses. On June 27, the 163rd day of the vaccination drive, a total of 13.9 lakh beneficiaries got their first jab and 3.3 lakh people were given their second dose.

India’s vaccination drive keeps gaining momentum! Congrats to all those who are driving this effort. Our commitment remains vaccines for all, free for all”, tweeted PM Modi, reacting to a tweet of the Union Health Ministry that put out an infographic saying India has achieved another milestone as the total number of jabs administered here is more than in countries like the US, the UK, Germany, France and Italy.

India has reported 46,148 new cases in the last 24 hours. India’s active cases have declined to 5,72,994. The number of total recoveries has come up to 2,93,09,607 across the country so far. Over 58,000 patients have recovered and 979 deaths have been reported during the last 24 hours.

This is for the first time in over two and half months that the death toll has come below the 1,000-mark and the 11th consecutive day in the last two months when the toll has been below the 2,000-mark.

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Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 46th consecutive day. The recovery rate has increased to 96.80%. The weekly Positivity Rate remains below 5%, currently at 2.81%. Daily positivity rate at 2.94%, less than 5% for 21 consecutive days.

Testing capacity substantially ramped up – 40.63 cr tests total conducted.