Over 66 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against Covid-19 in India

at 12:49 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): More than 66 lakh beneficiaries in India have been administered COVID-19 vaccines under the nationwide inoculation drive, the Union Health Ministry confirmed.

“As on February 10, till 8 am, more than 66 lakh (66,11,561) beneficiaries have received vaccine under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination exercise,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

It added that the total cumulative vaccination coverage includes 56,10,134 healthcare workers and 10,01,427 frontline workers, with 1,34,746 sessions conducted so far.

The final figures for the vaccination coverage for day 25 (February 9) of the nationwide exercise include 3,52,553 beneficiaries (HCWs – 1,28,032 and FLWs- 2,24,521) across 7,990 sessions.

The ministry also said that the number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day is following a consistent upward slope.

Moreover, the country has been consistently following a declining slope of active cases and the active caseload has dropped to 1.41 lakh (1,41,511). With this, the present active cases now consist of just 1.30 per cent of total positive cases.

The ministry further informed that, following the national cue, 33 States and UTs have reported less than 5,000 active cases in the last 24 hours.

A total of 11,067 new daily cases have been recorded whereas 13,087 patients have recovered and discharged during the same period. It has led to a net decline of 2,114 cases from the total active caseload.

It added that, two states namely Kerala and Maharashtra account for 71 per cent of the total active cases of the country.

Furthermore, in the past 24 hours, 19 States and Union Territories have not reported any death. These states are Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir (UT), Jharkhand, Puducherry, Manipur, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Sikkim, A&N Islands, Ladakh, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

Apart from this, the country’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,05,61,608 and the recovery rate has further improved to 97.27 per cent in India, the ministry further said.

Around 81.68 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 States. Out of these, Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 6,475 cases. 2,554 people recovered in Maharashtra followed by 513 in Karnataka, the statement added.