India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeds 15.68 crore

at 11:19 am
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New Delhi (NVI): The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 15.68 cr today as the Phase-3 of the nationwide vaccination drive commenced yesterday, the health ministry said.

According to the ministry, 86,023 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine across 11 states. These states are Chhattisgarh (987), Delhi (1,472), Gujarat (51,622), Jammu and Kashmir (201), Karnataka (649), Maharashtra (12,525), Odisha (97), Punjab (298), Rajasthan (1853), Tamil Nadu (527) and UP (15,792).

“Cumulatively, 15,68,16,031 vaccine doses have been administered through 22,93,911 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 94,28,490 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 62,65,397 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,27,57,529 FLWs (1st dose), 69,22,093 FLWs (2nd dose), 86,023 beneficiaries under 18-45 age group (1st dose), 5,26,18,135 1st dose beneficiaries and 1,14,49,310 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 5,32,80,976 (1st dose) and 40,08,078 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years,” the ministry stated.

The Government of India along with states/UTs through a ‘Whole of Government’ approach has embarked on a five-point strategy for prevention, containment, and management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Vaccination forms an integral component of the five-point strategy including Test, Track, Treat, and COVID Appropriate Behaviour.

As per data, over 18 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

“As on Day-106 of the vaccination drive (1st May, 2021), 18,26,219 vaccine doses were given. Across 15,968 sessions, 11,14,214 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 7,12,005 beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of vaccine,” the ministry said.

A total of 3,92,488 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours in India, taking the cumulative cases to 1,95,57,457 in the country.

The country has also registered 3,689 deaths and 3,07,865 discharges in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.