New Delhi: India logged 2,503 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Monday.
On Sunday, India reported 3,116 new COVID-19 infections and 47 deaths.
The Ministry also informed that 27 fatalities in the last 24 hours have pushed the death toll to 5,15,877. Of these fatalities, Kerala reported 15 deaths, as per its state health bulletin.
The country's total tally of COVID-19 cases has moved up to 4,29,93,494. The active caseload currently stands at 36,168 accounting for 0.08 per cent of the total cases, the health ministry said.
As many as 4,377 recoveries were reported from this virus in the last 24 hours thereby taking the total tally of recoveries to 4,24,41,449 in the country. The recovery rate is currently at 98.72 per cent.
The government data informed today that as many as 5,32,232 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours wherein a daily positivity rate of 0.47 per cent was observed.
Further, total tests conducted so far reached near 77.90 crores and the weekly positivity rate touched 0.47 per cent.
The health ministry informed that about 180.19 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. (ANI)
Over 17.38 cr unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with States, UTs: Centre
New Delhi [India], March 14 (ANI): The Union Health Ministry on Monday informed that more than 17.38 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with States and Union Territories to be administered.
"More than 182.79 crore (1,82,79,40,230) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt. of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. More than 17.38 crore (17,38,21,446) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered," informed an official statement by the ministry.
The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination started on January 16, 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21, 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID vaccines free of cost.
In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs. (ANI)