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India Reports Over 2.80 Lakh New Cases, Cumulative Vaccination Coverage Exceeds 158.88 Cr

India’s active caseload is presently at 18,31,000 which constitute 4.83 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the ministry said.

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Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, India reported a total of 2,82,970 new cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Wednesday. 

The ministry also said that 8,961 total Omicron cases detected so far which is an increase of 0.79 per cent since yesterday. 

India’s active caseload is presently at 18,31,000 which constitute 4.83 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the ministry added. 

Also, 1,88,157 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) is now at 3,55,83,039. India’s recovery rate stands at 93.88 per cent. 

With the administration of 76,35,229 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 158.88 crore (1,58,88,47,554) through 1,70,80,295 sessions, as per the ministry. 

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to Twitter and wrote, "Big day for India's fight against COVID-19. Over 50 per cent of our youngsters between the 15-18 age group have received their 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Well done, my Young Friends. Your enthusiasm for vaccination is inspiring people all over India."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauded the first dose vaccination of over 50 per cent of youngsters between the 15-18 age group.  In response to a tweet by Union Health Minister, Prime Minister tweeted, "Young and youthful India showing the way! This is encouraging news. Let us keep the momentum. It is important to vaccinate and observe all COVID-19 related protocols. Together, we will fight this pandemic."


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