India hits 100 crore mark in covid vaccination
India has just created history by achieving the milestone of administering one billion doses to the beneficiaries. India achieved the greatest milestone of administering one hundred crore covid vaccination doses this morning.
India’s build-up to achieve this historic feat has been monumental and momentous. This iconic run to the gargantuan achievement is a giant leap for the country amid the pandemic and covid-19 battle. This is being considered the biggest contribution to the fight against the virus and an even bigger tribute to all the frontline workers, who worked 24×7 to ensure a smooth and safe process.
Under the world’s largest vaccination drive, as India touched the billion vaccination mark, close 300 million people are fully vaccinated. The double vaccination coverage is more than the entire population of Indonesia, Pakistan or Brazil, the most populous countries in the world after China, India and the United States.
In fact, it is close to the entire population of the US as well. This means that at India’s pace, these countries would have been fully vaccinated by now.
At peak, the country administered 25 million doses in a day, a world record. This is equivalent to the entire population of Australia. Over the past month, the vaccination has averaged close to seventy lakh doses every day. Again, this rate suggests that a country with a population of 25 million would receive their first doses within three to four days, and be fully vaccinated within a few months.
According to latest reports from the Health Ministry, over 99 crore 12 lakh Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country til yesterday.
A total of 14 thousand 623 new cases of Covid 19 were also reported in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate is currently at 98.15 percent which is the highest since March last year.
Over 19 thousand 400 people recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to over 3 crore 34 lakh 78 thousand.
Active cases account for less than 1 percent of total cases. The vaccination drive began from 16th of January this year.