New Delhi (NVI): India vaccinated nearly 4.5 million beneficiaries for COVID-19 in just 19 days under the inoculation drive and achieved a significant landmark in fight against the pandemic, the Union Health Ministry said.
“As of February 4, nearly 4.5 million (44,49,552) beneficiaries have received the COVID-19 vaccine under the nationwide vaccination exercise in merely 19 days,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
The number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day has shown a progressive increase.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 3,10,604 people were vaccinated across 8,041 sessions and 84,617 sessions have been conducted so far, it added.
So far, 54.87 per cent of the total beneficiaries vaccinated against coronavirus, are from seven states.
Maharashtra saw the highest number of beneficiaries getting vaccinated at 3,54,633 followed by Madhya Pradesh (3,30,722) Karnataka (3,16,368) and Gujarat (3,11,251) among other states.
The ministry also informed that, the country has been the fastest country to achieve 4 million vaccinations in just 18 days and other countries have had a head start of almost 65 days. “India launched the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16, 2021,” it added.
Meanwhile, the country’s total active coronavirus caseload has dropped to 1.55 lakh and stands at 1,55,025. At present, the active caseload now consists of just 1.44 per cent of total positive cases.
The day-on-day change in number of active cases over the past few weeks depicts the consistent decline in the active cases, the ministry noted.
“India’s daily positivity rate currently stands at is 1.82 per cent. The country has maintained the daily positivity rate below 2 per cent in last few weeks (19 days) as shown,” it added.
Furthermore, the total recovered cases stand at 1,04,80,455. The difference in new recoveries outnumbering new cases has also improved the recovery rate to 97.13 per cent.
About 86.04 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 States and Union Territories, the statement said.
In past 24 hours, Maharashtra has reported the maximum number recoveries with 7,030 cases and 6,380 people recovered in Kerala followed by 533 in Tamil Nadu, it added.