Over 1 crore vaccine doses administered against COVID-19 in India

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 1 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to healthcare and frontline workers in India, a significant milestone in the fight against the global pandemic, Union Health Ministry said.

“India took 34 days to achieve the landmark feat of 1 crore vaccinations, the second fastest in the world,” the Ministry of Health said.

As many as 1,01,88,007 vaccine doses have been administered through 2,11,462 sessions. These include 62,60,242 HCWs (1st dose), 6,10,899 HCWs (2nd dose) and 33,16,866 FLWs (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. Vaccination of the FLWs started on February 2.

As on Day-34 of the vaccination drive yesterday, total 6,58,674 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 4,16,942 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 10,812 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,41,732 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Moreover, the country is witnessing a progressive increase in the vaccination day by day, the ministry noted. A total of 8 states account for 57.47 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered in India and Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 10.5 per cent (10,70,895).

Also, 7 states account for 60.85 per cent of the second vaccine doses administered in India, while Telangana leads all the states with a 12 per cent share of second doses (73,281 beneficiaries) administered in the country.

Apart from this, the country’s active coronavirus cases currently stands at 1.39 lakh (1,39,542). The active caseload now is 1.27 per cent of total positive cases, the ministry said.

The recoveries from COVID-19 in India also stands at 1.06 crore (1,06,67,741) with 10,896 patients being cured and discharged in the last 24 hours. With this, the recovery rate further improved to 97.30 per cent.

About 83.15 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 states, the statement said, adding that, “Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,193 cases. 2,543 people recovered in Maharashtra in the followed by 470 in Tamil Nadu.”