India becomes the fastest country to reach 4 million Covid-19 vaccination mark

  • India has become the fastest country in the world to cross the 4 million COVID-19 vaccination mark in 18 days, in an important achievement, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Wednesday.

  • “As on February 1, 2021, India was among the top five countries in terms of the number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered to people. India continues to undertake its vaccination drive at a fast pace,” the Ministry said.


  • The ministry claimed that in the last 24 hours, 14 states and Union Territories (UTs) have not registered any deaths. Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Manipur, Puducherry, Goa, Odisha and Assam are among these states.

  • The country’s active cases in the last 24 hours have decreased further to 1,60,057. The country’s active caseload has dropped below 1.5 per cent (currently 1.49 per cent) of total cases.


  • In the last 24 hours, 11,039 new confirmed cases have been reported in the country, the lowest in seven months, and 14,225 new recoveries have been recorded in the same time. It has resulted in a net reduction of 3,296 cases from the overall active caseload,’ it said.

  • 1,04,62,631 are the total recovered cases and the national recovery rate (97.08%) continues to be one of the highest globally, the Ministry said.

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