India on Friday achieved the highest ever vaccination record in a single day with nearly 1,03,35,290 doses administered across the country, according to the government release. According to the Health Ministry, 62,29,89,134 vaccine doses administered so far under nationwide vaccination drive. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated and vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2. The Centre launched vaccination campaign for all people aged more than 45 from April 1. The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 eligible for vaccination from May 1.
Congratulating the countrymen, PM Modi tweeted, "Record vaccination numbers today! Crossing 1 crore is a momentous feat. Kudos to those getting vaccinated and those making the vaccination drive a success.
India has been witnessing a gradual decrease in daily coronavirus cases. According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, India reported 46,759 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative count of the cases to 3,26,49,947. With 509 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll has increased to 4,37,370.
The country also witnessed 31,374 recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative recoveries to 3,18,52,802. With this, the country's recovery rate has increased to 97.56 %. On the other hand, India's mortality rate stands at 1.34 %. Meanwhile, the number of active cases in the country stands at 3,59,775. The active cases rate in India stands at 1.10 %. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 17,61,110 samples tested across the country on Friday. Meanwhile, a total of 51,68,87,602 samples tested so far till August 27.
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