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Sunday, January 16, 2022

India's vaccination drive against Covid-19 completed one year on Sunday, during which over 156.76 crore vaccine doses were administered, the govt said. According to health ministry officials, over 93 per cent of the adult population has received at least one dose while over 69.8 per cent are fully vaccinated. A commemorative postage stamp on the indigenously developed Covaxin was released to mark one year of the inoculation drive, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to healthcare workers, saying the shots are saving lives and livelihoods. India reported 2.71 lakh cases today. The daily positivity rate saw a marginal improvement from 16.66 per cent to 16.28 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 13.69 per cent.