New Delhi, July 21: India recorded 21,566 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Thursday.
With the addition of the new infections, India's active caseload now stands at 1,48,881. The daily positivity rate was 4.25 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.51 percent.
The Ministry also stated that the country's current recovery rate from Covid-19 infection is 98.46%, with 18,294 recoveries in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,31,50,434.
India has administered a total of 200.91 crore vaccine doses against the Covid-19 infection as part of the nationwide vaccination drive, including 92.77 crore second doses and 6.34 crore precaution doses.
In the past 24 hours, India administered 29,12,855 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
India has "created history again," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, referring to the country's achievement of administering two billion vaccine shots in just 18 months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a letter to all vaccinators of the country and lauded their efforts in the battle against Covid-19.
"The scale and speed that India imparted to the world's largest vaccination programme has been spectacular and this has happened due to the efforts of people like you," PM Modi wrote.
"Our COVID-19 vaccination journey commenced on January 16, 2021, and on July 17, 2022, we achieved yet another milestone. It was a memorable day for the country as India surpassed the 200-crore vaccination mark. This is a landmark achievement in our battle against the Covid-19 pandemic," PM Modi added
He further said, "Our vaccinators, healthcare workers, healthcare support staff and frontline workers have played a critical role in protecting Indians. This is a laudable example of dedication to duty and delivering when it is most necessary."