LAST 10 CRORE DOSES ADMINISTERED IN JUST 13 DAYS
In a landmark achievement, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 70 Crore milestone (70, 63, 55,796) on 07 September, 2021. Earlier, as per the release of Health Ministry, on 06 September, 2021 India administered more than one crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine in a day.
India had started the COVID-19 vaccination drive on 16 January, 2021 with two vaccines manufactured in India– Covishield (Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech, India).
The second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to inoculate people above 60 years and those over 45 with co-morbidities against the corona virus began on 01 March.
The third phase began on 01 April for all above 45 years of age. In the next phase that began from 01 May, for all above the age of 18 were eligible to receive the shot.
As per the release, the active cases have declined to 3,92,864 comprising 1.19 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.48 per cent. A decrease of 12,010 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case load in a span of 24 hours till 07 September.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and BJP National President Shri JP Nadda also lauded the administration for this achievement.
Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya also congratulated all the health workers and people for this momentous achievement. The Health Minister said, “Soaring higher on COVID-19 vaccination under PM @NarendraModi ji’s leadership. 70,00,00,000 vaccine doses administered till today. Congratulations to all the health workers and people for this momentous achievement”. #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine.