In a historic achievement, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed the 1 Billion (100-crore) milestone. In a tweet, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated the countrymen and expressed gratitude to the country’s scientific community and health professionals for working towards achieving this stupendous feat.
Though 18,454 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Yet recovery of 17,561 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,34,95,808. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.15%. Recovery rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.