21,411 fresh covid-19 cases reported, 67 die in 24 hours

 
21,411 fresh covid-19 cases reported, 67 die in 24 hours

New Delhi: India has continued to witness a rise in Covid-19 cases. The reported 21,411 fresh cases for the third consecutive day, according to Union Health Ministry data.

The country reported 20,726 recoveries and 67 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active cases in the country stood at 1,50,100 on Saturday and the daily positivity rate at 4.46%, the Health Ministry data further revealed. 

The nation’s overall number of disease-free citizens increased to 4,31,92,379 people. At the moment, the recovery rate is 98.46%.

During this time, 67 individuals passed away from the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 5,25,997.

34,93,209 doses of COVID were given in the past 24 hours as part of the nation’s widespread immunization campaign. Cumulatively, 2,01,68,14,771 vaccinations were administered across the nation, of which 92.90 crore were second doses and 6.93 crore were precautionary injections.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that India has “made history again” after reaching a significant milestone by giving out two billion doses of vaccination in only 18 months.

Congratulating all Indians on crossing the “special figure”, PM Modi said that he is “proud of those who contributed to making India’s vaccination drive unparalleled in scale and speed”.

He added that it has “strengthened the global fight against COVID-19”.

“India creates history again! Congrats to all Indians on crossing the special figure of 200 crore vaccine doses. Proud of those who contributed to making India’s vaccination drive unparalleled in scale and speed. This has strengthened the global fight against COVID-19,” wrote PM Modi on Twitter.