Over 5.5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across India

The Union Health Ministry stated that eight states account for 60 per cent of the cumulative vaccination coverage across the country.


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India’s vaccination drive gains further momentum as 5,55,04,440 vaccine doses have been administered through 9,01,887 sessions, as per the latest report on Friday.

The beneficiaries included 80,34,547 HCWs (1st dose), 51,04,398 HCWs (2nd dose), 85,99,981 FLWs (1st dose) and 33,98,570 FLWs (2nd Dose), 55,99,772 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st dose) and 2,47,67,172 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said in a release.

It stated that eight states account for 60 per cent of the cumulative vaccination coverage across the country.

The ministry stated that on day-69 of the vaccination drive on Thursday (March 25, 2021), over 23 lakh (23,58,731) vaccine doses were administered. Of which, 21,54,934 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 40,595 sessions for 1st dose and 2,03,797HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

While 10 states account for nearly 70 per cent of the vaccine doses given in a span of 24 hours as per the latest updates, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat have reported a surge in daily new cases, the ministry said.

India’s total Active Caseload continues to rise after touching its lowest mark in mid-February. It stands at 4.21 lakh (4,21,066) today. A net incline of 25,874 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

Three States, Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab together account for 73.64 per cent of the total active cases in the country.

The country's cumulative recoveries stand at 1,12,64,637 on Friday, while the national Recovery Rate is 95.09 per cent.

While 257 total number of deaths were reported in a span of 24 hours as per the latest updates, 14 States/UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Rajasthan, J&K (UT), Jharkhand, Odisha, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, D&D & D&N, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh, the ministry stated.

First Published:March 26, 2021, 3:09 p.m.

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