COVID 19 UPDATE: For 75 days from today, 18+ will get booster dose for free, Know the details here....

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COVID 19 UPDATE: To avert the threat of the fourth wave of the corona, from today (July 15) all people above the age of 18 years have started being given a free booster dose of the corona vaccine. This campaign drive will last for 75 days. A booster dose can be installed at all government centers. This campaign is being run on the occasion of the completion of 75 years of independence i.e. 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. Meanwhile, for the second consecutive day, more than 20000 new cases of corona have been found. Let us inform you that recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has detected a new sub-lineage BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in countries like India. This is bound to raise concerns. However, no fatal result has come to the fore so far.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 199.47 Cr: Corona vaccination drive in the country
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed ₹199.47 crores (1,99,47,34,994) as of 7 am today, July 15. This has been achieved through 2,62,39,248 sessions. The COVID-19 vaccination for the age group of 12-14 years was started on March 16, 2022. So far, over 3.78 crores (3,78,17,085) of teens have been given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Similarly, COVID-19 pre-caution doses for the age group of 18-59 years also started given on April 10, 2022.

Active cases and new cases in India
India's active caseload i.e. active cases are currently 1,39,073. Active cases now account for 0.32% of the total positive cases in the country. As a result, India's recovery rate is 98.48%. 16,994 patients have been cured in the last 24 hours and the number of cured patients (since the start of the pandemic) is now 4,30,45,350. In the last 24 hours, 20,038 new cases were reported.

corona testing and positivity rate in India
In the last 24 hours, 4,50,820 COVID-19 tests were conducted. India has so far conducted 86.86 crore (86,86,15,168) tests. The weekly positivity rate in the country is currently 4.30%, while the daily positivity rate is reported to be 4.44%.

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States/UTs have more than 9.70 crore extra doses of vaccine
So far, more than 193.53 crores (1,93,53,58,865) vaccine doses have been given to the States/UTs through the Central Government. It is supplied through India's free channel and direct state purchase category. More than 9.70 crores (9,70,62,185) extra COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be deployed.