The total number of samples tested up to Thursday was 20,94,74,862, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research. The ICMR also said that 7,71,071 samples were tested on February 18.
Coronavirus case in India: The country's total active caseload had fallen to below 2.25 lakh (2,22,526) on Monday. The Ministry of Health said that till Monday, the active caseload consists of just 2.13 per cent of India's total positive cases.
On Friday, the Union Health Ministry informed that the share of active coronavirus cases in the total positive cases has further shrunk to 2.16 per cent and the recovery rate has also increased to 96.39 per cent.
The total number of samples tested up to 4th January is 17,65,31,997 including 8,96,236 samples tested yesterday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
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With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 1,03,40,470, including 2,43,953 active cases and 99,46,867 recoveries. As many as 214 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in the country to 1,49,649.
COVID19 Vaccination in India: As India gears up for the world's largest vaccination programme, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare addressed apprehensions expressed by the public regarding the COVID-19 vaccine's effectiveness, safety and availability, among others.
Vaccines of Bharat Biotech and Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) are being approved for restricted emergency use, says DCGI Chief Dr VG Somani. Somani said that the vaccines are 100 per cent safe and theirs is nothing to fear about its side effects. “Pain, mild fever, and allergy are some very common side effects of every vaccine. The DCGI will not approve vaccines if there is even a slightest of safety concern,” he said.
On December 31, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to be careful regarding rumours about vaccines and as responsible citizens refrain from forwarding messages on social media without checking.