New Delhi (NVI): India vaccinated nearly 83 lakh healthcare and frontline workers against COVID-19 under the nationwide vaccination drive, achieving a significant landmark, Union Health Ministry confirmed.
“As of February 15, till 8:00 am, nearly 83 lakh (82,85,295) beneficiaries have been vaccinated through 1,73,729 sessions under the nationwide vaccination exercise,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement
These include 59,88,113 HCWs (1st dose), 24,561 HCWs (2nd dose) and 22,72,621FLWs (1st dose), it added.
The ministry also said that the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination started on February 13 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the first dose.
Moreover, the country is witnessing a progressive increase in the vaccination day by day.
On day 30 of the vaccination drive yesterday, a total of 21,437 beneficiaries received vaccination across 877 sessions. Out of which, 20,504 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 933 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine, the statement read.
Meanwhile, the country’s active COVID-19 cases currently stands at 1.39 lakh (1,39,637). The active caseload consists of 1.28 per cent of total positive cases.
The ministry also informed that, 33 States and UTs have reported less than 5,000 active cases in last 24 hours, with Tripura and Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli currently have only 2 active cases each.
“As many as states namely Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka cumulatively account for 77 per cent of total active cases. Kerala, Maharashtra together compose 74.72 per cent of the total active cases,” it said.
Furthermore, 18 States and UTs have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours, the statement said.
These states are Assam, Rajasthan, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicole Islands, Ladakh, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Diu & Daman & D&N.
Also, ten states and UTs have reported no deaths in the last week. These are A&N Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, D&D & D&N, Ladakh (UT),Lakshadweep, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.
Apart from this, the country’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1.06 crore with 9,489 patients being cured in the past 24 hours. With this, the recovery rate further improves 97.29 per cent in India.
“79.5 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 States,” the ministry said, adding that, out of these, Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 4,692 cases. 1,355 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 486 in Karnataka.