Close to 30L doses given on Day 1 of ‘Tika Utsav’, total coverage at 10.45 crore

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New Delhi (NVI): Nearly 30 lakh vaccination doses administered on the first day of Tika Utsav, took the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country to over 10.45 crore today, Union Health Ministry said.

According to the ministry, cumulatively, 10,45,28,565 vaccine doses have been administered through 15,56,361 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

“These include 90,13,289 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 55,24,344 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 99,96,879 FLWs (1stdose), 47,95,756 FLWs (2nddose), 4,05,30,321 1st dose beneficiaries and 19,42,705 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 3,20,46,911 (1st dose) and 6,78,360 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60,” the ministry added.

The ministry said day 1 of the countrywide Tika Utsav saw 63,800 Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) operational, which is a rise of an average of 18,800 operational CVCs.

“Most CVCs were operational in the private work places. Additionally, despite being a Sunday, which generally witnesses lower vaccination numbers, the first day of Tika Utsav clocked nearly 30 lakh vaccination doses,” it said.

As on Day-86 of the vaccination drive (11th April, 2021), 29,33,418 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 27,01,439 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 38,398 sessions for 1st dose and 2,31,979 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine.

In terms of the number of daily doses administered globally, India continues to remain at the top with an average of 40,55,055 doses administered per day. The corresponding figure yesterday was 38,34,574.

“India’s daily new cases continue to rise. 1,68,912 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours,” the ministry added.

Divulging further, the ministry noted  that ten states including, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a rise in the COVID daily new cases.

“83.02% of the new cases are reported from these 10 states,” it said.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 63,294 followed by Uttar Pradesh with 15,276 while Delhi reported 10,774 new cases.

India’s total active caseload has reached 12,01,009.

“It now comprises 8.88% of the country’s total positive cases. A net incline of 92,922 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours,” the ministry said.

“The five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala cumulatively account for 70.16% of India’s total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 47.22% of the total active caseload of the country,” it added.

Meanwhile, India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,21,56,529 today. The National Recovery Rate is 89.86%.

75,086 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

Daily Deaths continue to show an upward trend. 904 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Nine States/UTs including Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

–PRT