With the country’s festive season beginning with a muted Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened a high-level conference on Friday to assess the current Covid-19 situation and immunization progress.
Despite the fear of a third wave of the pandemic, India has reached a milestone of 72.37 crore people vaccinated as of Friday morning. With a weekly positive rate of 2.31 percent, the Covid situation is likewise under control.
According to data from India’s health ministry, more than half of the country’s adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, with 18% receiving both doses.
Kerala and Maharashtra continue to add the most Covid cases every day. According to health ministry data, at least 35 districts in India continue to record a weekly Covid positive rate of over 10%, with another 30 districts reporting a rate of five to ten percent.