10 million doses in 34 days: India reaches milestone in COVID-19 vaccination
India is the second fastest in the world to reach the figure of 10 million COVID-19 vaccinations
India has crossed an important milestone in the fight against the global pandemic by administering over 1 crore (10 million) COVID-19 vaccine doses to healthcare and frontline workers.
The figure for the total number of people who have been vaccinated stood at 1,01,88,007 as at 8 am today.
India took 34 days to achieve the landmark feat of 1 crore vaccinations, the second fastest in the world, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
The United States took 31 days to reach this stage while the UK completed 10 million COVID-19 vaccinations in 56 days.
Vaccines have been administered to Healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) through 2,11,462 sessions conducted so far.
According to the ministry, 62,60,242 HCWs have received the 1st dose of the vaccine while 6,10,899 HCWs have also received the 2nd dose. The number of FLWs who have received the first dose stands at 33,16,866.
The 2nd dose of COVID19 vaccination started on February 13 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receiving the 1st dose.
The countrywide vaccination exercise for HCWs began on January 16; FLWs started receiving the vaccine doses from February 2.
On Thursday, Day-34 of the vaccination drive, 6,58,674 vaccine doses were given to the beneficiaries.
Eight states account for 57.47% of the total vaccine doses administered in India, data released by the health ministry shows.
Uttar Pradesh tops the list and accounts for 10.5%, with 10,70,895 vaccine doses administered.
When it comes to the COVID-19 numbers, 16 states and Union Territories (UTs) have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours.
These are Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Puducherry, Chandigarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh (UT), Tripura, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Daman & Diu & Dadra Nagar Haveli.
Fifteen states/UTs reported between 1-5 deaths and three states/UTs reported between 6-10 deaths.
India’s total Active Caseload currently stands at 1.39 lakh (1,39,542). The active caseload now is 1.27% of India’s total Positive Cases.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1.06 crore (1,06,67,741) . The Recovery Rate is 97.30%.
Ninety-seven fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
Five states account for 76.29% of the daily deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (38). Kerala follows with 14 daily deaths and Punjab reported10 casualties, the health ministry said.