The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare declared on Monday morning that India has overtaken the United States in terms of total coverage of the Covid-19 vaccination program.
So far, India has administered about 32,36,63,297 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in comparison to the US’ 32,33,27,328 shots.
This is despite the fact that the western nation kicked off its vaccination drive on 14th December last year, which is a good month one month before the commencement of India’s initiative on 16th January 2021.
Moreover, India’s daily test positivity rate has declined considerably and now stands at around 2.94 per cent. This figure has stayed below the 5 per cent mark for three consecutive weeks now, Times Now reports.
India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has received a major boost ever since the central government again took over the responsibilities for the same from 21st June onward.
Reflecting on India surpassing the US’ overall inoculation tally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “India’s vaccination drive keeps gaining momentum! Congrats to all those who are driving this effort. Our commitment remains vaccines for all, free for all. सबको वैक्सीन, मुफ्त वैक्सीन।“
The Union Health Ministry’s data reveals that about 5,72,994 Covid-19 positive cases are currently active in India as the country reported 46,148 fresh COVID-19 cases, 979 deaths and 58,578 discharges in the last 24 hours.
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