India has become the fastest country to have vaccinated over four million people against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in 18 days, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said on Wednesday.

More than 41 lakh beneficiaries have been administered shots under the countrywide exercise till this morning.

"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.

Pointing to more achievements in the Covid-19 battle, the government said that 14 states and Union territories including, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (UT), Sikkim, Manipur, Puducherry, Goa, Odisha and Assam, have not reported any fatalities related to the viral disease in the past 24 hours.

The country's active cases have declined further to 1,60,057 in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country has fallen below 1.5% (1.49% presently) of the total cases.