As COVID-19 infections continued to surge in the country simultaneously the vaccination coverage for the virus is nearing three crores.
“On the 56th day of the vaccination drive, India recorded a significant milestone countrywide with 20 lakh (20,53,537) vaccine doses given in 30,561 sessions. This is the highest single-day vaccine administration so far,” informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
According to MoHFW cumulative of more than 2.82 crore vaccine doses have been administered through 4,86,314 sessions. These include 72,93,575 healthcare workers (1st dose), 41,94,030 (2nd dose). As for frontline health workers, 72,35,745 FLWs (1st dose) and 9,48,923 FLWs (2nd Dose), 12,54,468 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose), and 72,91,716 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years are vaccinated.
In states, Uttar Pradesh has topped the list with more than 3.3 lakh vaccine doses administered so far. Ten States account for 69 percent of the second dose vaccinations in India. Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 9.71 percent of the total second dose vaccinations in India.
Meanwhile, the country’s total active caseload stands at 2.02 lakh (2,02,022) today. Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh reported 87.72 percent of the new cases in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra accounts for 63.57 percent of India’s total active cases.
As far as the mortality rate is concerned 140 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Five states account for 81.43 percent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties with 56. Punjab follows with 34 daily deaths. Kerala has reported 14 deaths.