NEW DELHI :
INDIA crossed a significant milestone in its fight against COVID-19 as the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered in the country crossed the 7.3 crore mark, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. A total of 7,30,54,295 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. “Cumulatively, 7,30,54,295 vaccine doses have been administered through 11,53,614 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.
These include 89,32,642 HCWs (1st dose), 52,96,666 HCWs (2nd dose), 95,71,610 FLWs (1st dose) and 39,92,094 FLWs (2nd Dose) and 4,45,77,337 (1st dose) and 6,83,946 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged more than 45 years,” the Ministry said. The cumulative vaccination figure includes over 6 crores (6,30,81,589) first doses, while the second dose numbers are also nearing the 1 crore mark (99,72,706). “As on Day-77 of the vaccination drive (2nd April, 2021), 30,93,795 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 28,87,779 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 35,624 sessions for 1st dose and 2,06,016 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine,” the Ministry said.
According to the Health Ministry, eight States including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh have shown a steep rise in the COVID daily new cases. 81.42 per cent of the new cases are reported from these 8 States. “Maharashtra has shown a nine-fold jump, the maximum increase in the number of active cases during this period. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 77.3 per cent of the total active cases in the country out of which Maharashtra alone accounts for nearly 60 per cent (59.36 per cent) of the total active caseload of the country.