Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Over 5.58 cr unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses available with States, UTs

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States and Union Territories still have more than 5.58 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses available for administration, according to information released on Sunday by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Ministry added that States and Union Territories had received more than 201.88 crore vaccination doses. Ministry said that more than 201.88 crore (2,01,88,89,325) vaccine doses have so far been distributed to States/UTs via the Government of India (free of cost channel) and through the direct state procurement category.

It further said that there were still “more than 5.58Cr (5,58,87,590) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses available with the States/UTs to be delivered.”

Central Government is dedicated to stepping up and broadening the COVID-19 immunisation programme nationwide. On January 16, 2021, the countrywide COVID-199 immunisation campaign began.

Beginning on June 21, 2021, a new phase of COVID-19 immunisation was made mandatory.

The availability of additional vaccinations, early notification of vaccine availability to States and UTs for improved planning by them, and simplifying the vaccine supply chain have all increased the vaccination campaign.

Government of India has been assisting the States and UTs by giving them free COVID vaccines as part of the national immunisation push.

India reported 6,809 new COVID19 instances throughout the course of the previous day on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases to 55,114.

Nevertheless, the country’s weekly positivity rate is now 2.29 percent, while the daily positivity rate is reportedly 2.12 percent.

As a result, India’s recovery rate is currently 98.69%.

In the past 24 hours, 8,414 patients have recovered altogether, bringing the overall number of recovered patients to 4,38,73,430.

More than 88.71 crore (3,20,820) cumulative tests have already been performed in India.

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