According to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, India has reached a new milestone in the nationwide vaccination programme against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), with 60% of the country’s whole population fully immunised against the infectious disease with both doses of the Covid-19 injection. The minister praised public health workers, medical professionals, and residents from throughout the country for making this feat possible in a tweet from his official Twitter account.
Union health minister Mandaviya tweeted, “Accomplishing more new feats!” “India, I congratulate you. Over 60% of the eligible population has now been fully vaccinated, thanks to public participation and the tireless efforts of our health personnel.”
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as of 8 a.m. on December 23, India had administered more than 139.70 crore Covid-19 vaccinations. In the last 24 hours alone, 70.17 lakh dosages were provided.
According to the report, a total of 34,208,926 persons have recovered from the infectious disease across the country, putting the overall recovery rate at 98.40 percent, the highest since March 2020. The daily case positive rate is 0.62 percent, and it has been below 2% for the past 80 days.
For the past 39 days, the weekly positivity rate (0.59%) has been below one percent. In the meantime, 66.86 crore tests have been performed around the country.
However, there have been growing concerns about the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus’s Omicron variant, which is reported to be extremely infectious and capable of frequent changes. Officials have announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conduct a review meeting on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to assess the pandemic situation across the country.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in a communication on Tuesday that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is at least three times more transmissible than the Delta variant, and urged states and UTs to “activate” war rooms, continue to analyse even minor trends and surges, and take strict and prompt containment action at the district and local levels.