The country has administered its highest ever single-day figure of over 36.7 lakh vaccination coverage in the last 24 hours. As of Day-76 of the vaccination drive that had begun on 1 April this year, 36,71,242 vaccine doses were given, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
Out of 36,71,242, MoHFW has informed that 33,65,597 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 51,215 sessions for the first dose and 3,05,645 beneficiaries received the second dose of vaccine.
Cumulatively, 6,87,89,138 vaccine doses have been administered through 11,37,456 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 83,06,269 HCWs (the first dose), 52,84,564 HCWs (the second dose), 93,53,021 FLWs (the first dose) and 40,97,634 FLWs (the second dose), 97,83,615(the first dose) and 39,401 (the second dose) beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities and 3,17,05,893 (the first dose) and 2,18,741 (the second dose) beneficiaries aged more than 60 years, the ministry added.
Eight States account for 59.58% of the cumulative doses given so far. Maharashtra alone accounts for 9.48% of the total doses given in India, it also added.
Meanwhile eight states – Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh – have shown a steep rise in the Covid daily new cases as 81.25% of the new cases are reported from these states. According to MoHFW, 81,466 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 43,183. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 4,617 while Karnataka reported 4,234 new cases.
The country’s total active caseload has reached 6,14,696. It now comprises 5% of the country’s total positive cases. A net incline of 30,641 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours. Five states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, and Punjab cumulatively account for 77.91% of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for 59.84% of the total active caseload of the country, MoHFW said.