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Economy Getting Boost From Rising Vaccinations: PM Modi

India's immunisation campaign hit a milestone of 1 billion vaccinations on Thursday. The country has covered three-quarters of its 944 million adults with at least one dose but only 31 per cent with second dose.

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A day after India reached the historic milestone of 100 core COVID-19 vaccine administration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, while addressing the nation said that economic growth was getting a boost from the steady pace of vaccinations in India.

PM Modi urged citizens to purchase locally manufactured products over the upcoming festive season and called for vigilance against COVID-19. He also recommended wearing masks during festivals, to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

India's vaccination drive hit a milestone of 1 billion vaccinations on Thursday. The country has covered three-quarters of its 944 million adults with at least one dose but only 31 per cent with a second dose.

Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Friday, said that with the administration of 61,27,277 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has reached 100.59 crore (1,00,59,04,580)  through 99,59,884 sessions.

The Health Ministry informed that a total of 18,641 patients recovered in the last 24 hours which has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,35,14,449.

Talking about the recovery rate, the ministry informed that it stands at 98.16 per cent which is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

India reported a total of 15,786 new cases in the last 24 hours.

"The active caseload remains below the 2 lakh mark and is presently at 1,75,745 which is the lowest in 232 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.51 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020," said the ministry. 


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