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India Again Sets a New Record with Highest ever 20.66 Lakh Tests Conducted in the last 24 hours

India - Press Information Bureau

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

More than 20 Lakh daily Tests being conducted for Four Successive Days

Daily Positivity Rate Declines to 12.45%

Daily Recoveries Outnumber Daily New Cases for 9th Consecutive Day

Less than 3 Lakh daily New Cases for six Successive days

Posted On: 22 MAY 2021 11:40AM by PIB Delhi

With more than 20.66 Lakh tests conducted in the last 24 hours, India has again set a new record of highest tests conducted in a day. This is also the fourth successive day of more than 20 lakh tests in India.

The daily positivity rate has declined to 12.45%.

Cumulatively, 20,66,285 tests conducted in the last 24 hours in the country.



India's Daily Recoveries continue to outnumberthe Daily New Cases for the ninth consecutive day. 3,57,630recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

India's cumulative recoveries have reached 2,30,70,365today. The National Recovery Rate has grown further to touch 87.76%.

Ten states account for 73.46% of the new recoveries.



In another positive development, India has recordedless than 3 lakh Daily New cases for six consecutive days now.

2,57,299DailyNew Cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Ten States reported 78.12% of thenew cases in last 24 hours.Tamil Naduhas reported the highest daily new cases at 36,184, followed by Karnataka with 32,218new cases.



On the other hand, India's total Active Caseload has decreased to 29,23,400today.

A net decline of 1,04,525is witnessed in the last 24 hours.

It now comprises 11.12% of the country's total Positive Cases.

8States cumulatively account for 69.94% of India's total Active Cases.



The graph below highlights the change in active cases for states in the last 24 hours.


The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 19.33 Crtoday under the Phase-3 of the nationwide Vaccination Drive.

A total of 19,33,72,819vaccine doses have been administered through 27,76,936sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 97,38,148HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 66,91,350HCWs who have taken the 2nddose, 1,48,70,081FLWs (1stdose), 83,06,020FLWs (2nddose), 92,97,532beneficiaries under 18-44 age group (1stdose),6,02,11,957(1stdose) and 96,84,295(2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.5,63,83,7601stdose beneficiaries and 1,81,89,6762nd dose beneficiaries of more than 60 years old.


HCWs 1st Dose 97,38,148
2nd Dose 66,91,350
FLWs 1st Dose 1,48,70,081
2nd Dose 83,06,020
Age Group 18-44 years 1st Dose 92,97,532
Age Group 45 to 60 years 1st Dose 6,02,11,957
2nd Dose 96,84,295
Over 60 years 1st Dose 5,63,83,760
2nd Dose 1,81,89,676
Total 19,33,72,819


Ten states account for 66.30% of the total doses given so far in the country.






HFW/COVID States data/22ndMay2021/1

(Release ID: 1720821)

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