New Delhi, October 15
India recorded 2,430 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs on Saturday.
India’s active caseload currently stands at 26,618 which accounts for 0.06 percent of the total cases.
A total of 2,378 patients recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) was recorded at 4,40,70,935 on Saturday.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate stood at 98.76 percent, the Health Ministry said.The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.1 percent, while the weekly positivity rate is 1.07 percent.
According to the Ministry, a total of 89.83 crore tests have been conducted so far while 2,41,707 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
“219.27 cr total vaccine doses (94.95 cr Second Dose and 21.81 cr Precaution Dose) have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive,” said the ministry.
Earlier, ‘COVID Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava’, was launched on July 15 this year to give an impetus to Precaution Dose as part of the national COVID vaccination drive, which concluded after administering over 15.92 crores of precaution doses, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The Ministry of Health said that over 13.01 lakh Special COVID vaccination camps were organized during these 75 days.
“In 75 days, across all states and UTs, 11,104 camps were organized at bus stations, 5,664 camps at railway stations, 511 camps at airports, over 1,50,004 camps at various schools and colleges, 4,451 camps at routes of religious yatras, and over 11,30,044 camps were organized at various private and government workplaces and industrial establishments,” the statement from the ministry read.
The Ministry said that more than 76.18 lakh first doses, 2.35 crore second doses and 15.92 crore precaution doses had been administered in this period of 75 days.
“More than 24.73 lakh doses per day have been administered, including 20.68 lakh doses precaution dose per day,” it said, adding that with the intervention of 75 days long free vaccination campaign, 27 percent of the eligible population have now received their precaution dose as it was only 8 percent earlier at the start of the initiative.
Under the COVID Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava, all States and UTs were urged to run the campaign as a ‘Jan Abhiyan’ with massive mass mobilization, through a camp approach.
Multiple special vaccination camps in the routes of Char Dham Yatra (Uttarakhand), Amarnath Yatra (Jammu and Kashmir), Kanwar Yatra (all States and UTs of North India) as well as major Melas and congregations were organized.
Further, Special Vaccination Camps were organized at office complexes, industrial establishments, railway stations, inter-state bus stations, schools, and colleges.