New Delhi (NVI): India has administered the highest number of COVID-19 vaccine doses yesterday, with over 20 lakh doses given on the 56th day of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Union Health Ministry said.
In a statement, the Health Ministry informed that, “More than 20 lakh (20,53,537) vaccine doses were given on Day 56 of the vaccination drive on March 12 through 30,561 sessions.”
This is the highest single day vaccine administration so far, it added.
The ministry also said that a total of 16,39,663 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 4,13,874 HCWs and FLWs received the 2nd dose of vaccine.
In last 24 hours, eight states constituted 74 per cent of 20,53,537 vaccine doses administered and Uttar Pradesh has topped the list with more than 3.3 lakh vaccine doses.
Moreover, a cumulative of more than 2.82 crore (2,82,18,457) vaccine doses have been administered in India so far through 4,86,314 sessions.
These include 72,93,575 HCWs (1st dose), 41,94,030 HCWs (2nd dose), 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.
Apart from this, the country’s active COVID-19 cases stands at 2.02 lakh (2,02,022). The present active caseload is 1.78 per cent of the total cases.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh reported 87.72 per cent of the 24,882 new cases registered in the last 24 hours, the statement said, adding that, “Maharashtra alone accounts for 63.57 per cent of India’s total active cases.”
Around eight states namely Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.
Furthermore, India’s cumulative coronavirus recoveries stand at 1,09,73,260 with 19,957 people cured and discharged in past 24 hours.
The national recovery rate also improved to 96.82 per cent in India. The gap between total recovered and active cases is constantly rising and stands at 10,771,238, the statement added.