Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level review meeting on COVID-19 situation and vaccination in the country. As per the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the meeting was done to review India’s present situation regarding the pandemic and the vaccination drive.
Notably, yesterday, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said India is still going through the second wave of Covid-19 and it is not yet over.
Bhushan also mentioned that 35 districts are reporting a weekly Covid positivity rate of over 10 per cent while it is between 5-10 per cent in 30 districts. India recorded 33,376 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday. Out of these, 25,010 cases were recorded in Kerala. India’s cumulative COVID count has now gone up to 3,32,08,330. There are currently 3,91,516 active cases in the country.
According to the Ministry, as many as 308 people succumbed to the COVID-19 infection in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 4,42,317. Meanwhile, India recorded 32,198 recoveries in the last 24 hours and the recovery tally has gone up to 3,23,74,497.
The recovery rate stands at 97.49 per cent. The daily positivity rate stands at 2.10 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is at 2.26 per cent. India has substantially ramped up its COVID-19 testing capacity wherein over 54 crore tests have been conducted so far, including 15,92,135 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
In the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, 73.05 crore vaccine doses have been administered to eligible beneficiaries till date.