The maximum beneficiaries are from Karnataka, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

The number of beneficiaries receiving the Covid-19 vaccination in India is now close to the 10-lakh (1 million) mark.

According to the latest update from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as of 6 pm on Thursday, a total of 9,99,o65 beneficiaries have received the vaccination.

In the last 24 hours, 1,92,581 people were vaccinated across the country. A total of 18,159 vaccination sessions have been conducted so far.

The maximum beneficiaries, according to data at 7 am on Thursday, are from Karnataka and stand at 1,21,466, followed by 91, 778 beneficiaries from Andhra Pradesh, and 69, 405 from Telangana.

The ministry announced that the Co-WIN software had been enhanced by creating more session sites, more sessions per site and change in the site location

Meanwhile, India’s active cases now stand at 1,92,308. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk to 1.81 percent.

“The rising daily recoveries and declining new cases have ensured a total net reduction of the Active Caseload. A net decline of 4,893 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in the last 24 hours,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Of the total active cases in the last 24 hours, 83.84 percent are concentrated in eight states and Union Territories.

Kerala reported the maximum daily new cases numbering 6,815 in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra has recorded 3,015new cases while Chhattisgarh registered 594 new cases yesterday.

In the last 24 hours, 19,965 cases have recovered. The total recovered cases stand at 10,265,706 which translates to a Recovery Rate of 96.75 percent.

Of the new recoveries, 87.06 percent are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs.

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 7,364 recoveries. Maharashtra follows with 4,589 new recoveries.

Meanwhile, eight States/UTs account for 83.44%of the 151 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.

Maharashtra reported 59 deaths. Kerala and Chhattisgarh follow with 18 and 10 new deaths, respectively.

19 States/UTs have deaths per million lower than the national average. India’s deaths per million is 111 whereas the fatality rate is 1.44 percent.

On the other hand, 17 States/UTs have deaths per million higher than the national average