April 19, 2021

Over 20 lakh coronavirus vaccine doses administered in a day, says Indian Well being Ministry



Greater than 20 lakh folks had been inoculated towards coronavirus on March 8, the best in a day to date, taking the overall variety of vaccine doses administered within the nation to over 2.three crore, the Union Well being Ministry stated on Tuesday. As on day-52 of the COVID-19 vaccination drive (March 8), 20,19,723 vaccine doses got.

Out of which, 17,15,380 beneficiaries had been vaccinated throughout 28,884 classes for 1st dose and three,04,343 healthcare staff (HCWs) and frontline staff (FLWs) acquired 2nd dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine.

The 17,15,380 beneficiaries embrace 12,22,351 aged over 60 years and a pair of,21,148 aged 45 to 60 with specified comorbidities.

“India has recorded a major achievement in its countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive which was rolled out from January 16. Greater than 2 million vaccine doses had been administered in a span of 24 hours,” the ministry stated.

A complete of two,30,08,733 vaccine doses have been administered by means of 4,05,517 classes, as per the provisional report until 7 am on Tuesday.

These embrace 70,75,010 HCWs (1st dose), 37,39,478 HCWs (2nd dose), 67,92,319FLWs (1st dose) and three,25,972 FLWs (2nd dose), 7,01,80 9beneficiaries aged greater than 45 years with particular co-morbidities (1st dose) and 43,74,145 beneficiaries aged greater than 60 years.

In the meantime, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka proceed to report a surge within the COVID-19 each day new instances. They cumulatively account for 84.04 per cent of the brand new instances reported in a span of 24 hours.

A complete 15,388 new infections had been registered in a span of 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the best each day new instances at 8,744. It’s adopted by Kerala with 1,412 contemporary instances whereas Punjab reported 1,229 new instances, the ministry said.

“Eight states — Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana,Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh — are displaying an upward trajectory in each day new instances,” the ministry underlined.

India’s lively caseload has reached 1,87,462 which includes 1.67 per cent of the nation’s whole infections.

Exhibiting the distribution of latest instances in a span of 24 hours, the ministry stated 4 states — Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura — didn’t report any new COVID-19 case, whereas Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala reported over 1,000 new instances.