Covid Update: India recorded 19,406 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Saturday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 4,41,26,994 including 1,34,793 active cases. Yesterday, the registered active cases were 1,35,364.
The daily positivity rate stands at 4.96% while the weekly positivity rate stands at 4.63%. A total of 19,928 people have recovered from the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, while the total number of recoveries stand at 4,34,65,552.
On the Covid-19 vaccination front, more than 205.92 crores of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. Here, as many as 32,73,551 doses have been administered in the last 24 hours.
In June this year, the Union Health Ministry advocated for increased vaccination coverage for children and the elderly population, following a rise in cases from several parts of the country.
States were directed to accelerate vaccination coverage, especially of the 60-plus years elderly population, and that of the second dose in the 12-17 years population groups.
“States are to also ensure that vaccines that expire first are administered first, preventing any wastage of resources,” the Ministry said.