With an aim to increase the uptake of the precautionary dose of COVID vaccine among the eligible adult population, 75 days – ‘COVID Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava’ commenced on Friday, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The special vaccination drive is a part of the celebration for Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and aims to provide free precaution dose to all adults (18 years and above) eligible population at Government COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs).
India logged a single-day rise of 20,038 new coronavirus infections, pushing the tally of cases to 4,37,10,027, while the count of active cases of the disease has increased to 1,39,073, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The death count due to the disease has climbed to 5,25,604 with 47 new fatalities being reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Active cases now comprise 0.32 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.48 per cent, the health ministry said.
An increase of 2,997 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload of the country in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.