16 Aug 2021
The country reported 38,079 new COVID-19 cases and 560 deaths in the last 24 hours. The country's cumulative caseload declined 4,24,025. The recovery rate further increased to 97.51% India has beaten its own best performance of June 21st to create a new world record in terms of the highest vaccination done in a single day. The health ministry data released this morning says that India vaccinated 88.13 lakh people in the last 24 hours. This makes August 16 numbers the highest ever that India has seen since the mass vaccination against the coronavirus began on January 16 this year. With this world record, India’s cumulative vaccine coverage has reached 55.47 crore doses.