On January 30, India reached a new milestone in its fight against COVID-19, with more than 75% of the adult population receiving both vaccination doses, according to Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
“With the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Prayas’, India has administered 75 per cent of its adult population with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. We are getting stronger in the fight against the pandemic. We have to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour and receive the vaccine as soon as possible,” Mandaviya added in a tweet.
According to a report released by the health ministry on January 30 morning, India’s COVID-19 immunisation coverage has surpassed 165.7 crore in the previous 24 hours, thanks to the delivery of more than 62 lakh vaccine doses. This was accomplished by a total of 1,81,35,047 sessions.
“Seventy-five per cent of all adults are fully vaccinated. Congratulations to our fellow citizens for this momentous feat. Proud of all those who are making our vaccination drive a success,” tweeted prime minister Narendra Modi on this feat.
Meanwhile, India reported marginal decline in COVID-19 cases at 2,34,281 with 893 deaths in the last 24 hours. However, the daily positivity rate in the country has risen to 14.5 per cent. The active caseload has also reported a marginal decline at 18,84,937 which constitute 4.59 per cent of the country’s total COVID-positive cases.