India reports 8,586 new COVID-19 cases

World Tuesday 23/August/2022 11:07 AM
India reports 8,586 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: India recorded 8,586 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.

India's active caseload currently stands at 96,506 which accounts for 0.22 per cent of the total cases. The recovery rate currently is at 98.59 per cent. As many as 9,680 recoveries were made in the last 24 hours, thereby taking the total recoveries to 43,7,33,624.

On the COVID-19 vaccination front, the government data informed that over 210 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination started on January 16, 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21, 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them with COVID-19 vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.