India’s vaccination drive gains further momentum as over 5.5 crores (5,55,04,440) vaccine doses have been administered through 9,01,887 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 80,34,547 HCWs (first dose), 51,04,398 HCWs (second dose), 85,99,981 FLWs (first dose) and 33,98,570 FLWs (second dose), 55,99,772 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (first dose) and 2,47,67,172 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
As of Day-69 of the vaccination drive (March 25, 2021), more than 23 Lakh (23,58,731) vaccine doses were given. Of which, 21,54,934 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 40,595 sessions for the first dose and 2,03,797 HCWs and FLWs received the second dose of vaccine.
Ten states account for nearly 70% of the vaccine doses were given during the last 24 hours. Five states, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat have reported a surge in daily new cases. According to the ministry, 59,118 new daily cases reported in last 24 hours.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 35,952. It is followed by Punjab with 2,661 while Karnataka reported 2,523 new cases.