India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 1.34-crore mark

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New Delhi (NVI): India has vaccinated more than 1.34 crore healthcare and frontline workers under the COVID-19 inoculation drive in fight against the pandemic, Union Health Ministry said.

“As on February 26 till 7 am, the COVID vaccination coverage was 1,34,72,643 through 2,78,915 sessions, the Ministry Health said in a statement.

This includes first dose for 66,21,418 healthcare workers (HCWs), second dose for 20,32,994 healthcare workers and first dose for 48,18,231 frontline workers (FLWs).

The second dose of vaccination drive started on February 13 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the first dose.

Moreover, on day 41 of the vaccination drive yesterday as many as 8,01,480 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 3,84,834 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 14,600 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 4,16,646 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Out of total vaccine doses, 1,14,39,649 (HCWs and FLWs) have received first dose of vaccine and total 20,32,994 HCWs have received the second dose of vaccine, the ministry said.

In addition, nine States and UTs have vaccinated less than 60 per cent of the registered HCWs. These states are Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Telangana, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Nagaland, Punjab and Puducherry.

Apart from that, the country’s COVID-19 active cases stands at 1,55,986 comprising 1.41 per cent of the total positive cases. This is largely attributable to the upsurge in daily new cases in some States/UTs.

However, 21 States and UTs have less than 1,000 active cases, the statement said

These are Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Goa, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, Sikkim, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya (20), Nagaland, Damn & Diu and D&N Haveli, Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar islands, it said.

The active cases saw change in last 24 hours. Maharashtra reported maximum positive changes with an addition of 4,902 cases whereas Kerala has recorded maximum negative change with decrease of 989 cases.

Furthermore, the cumulative recoveries stand at 1,07,50,680 in India with 12,179 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours and the recovery rate improved to 97.17 per cent, the ministry said.

The gap between total recovered cases and the active cases is constantly rising and stands at 10,594,694, it added.