With the administration of 63,97,972 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the country's COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 77.24Cr (77,24,25,744) as per provisional reports till 7 am today (September 17). This has been achieved through 77,78,319 sessions.
The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.
The recovery of 37,950 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,25,98,424. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 97.65%.
Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases reported for 82 consecutive days now. 34,403 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The Active Caseload is presently 3,39,056. Active cases presently constitute 1.02% of the country's total Positive Cases.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 15,27,420tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 54.92 Cr (54,92,29,149) cumulative tests. While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.97% remains less than 3% for the last 84 days. The Daily Positivity rate reported being 2.25%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for the last 18 days and below 5% for 101 consecutive days.
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The Jammu & Kashmir administration also terminated the service of Farooq Ahmad Butt, a government teacher in Doda, over terror links. The Jammu and Kashmir administration, on Saturday (October 16), sacked Anees-ul-Islam, the grandson of pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, from government service for aiding terrorist activities in the union territory. Farooq Ahmad Butt, a government teacher in Doda, has also been sacked over terror links. Anees was a ...