Eight states account for nearly 60 percent of the total doses given so far in the country

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India is nearing 12 crore (120 million). Over 30 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

As part of the world’s largest vaccination drive, 11,99,37,641 vaccine doses have been administered through 17,37,539 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Saturday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

These include 91,05,429 Healthcare Workers or HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 56,70,818 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,11,44,069 Frontline Workers or FLWs (1st dose), 54,08,572 FLWs (2nd dose), 4,49,35,011 1st dose beneficiaries and 34,88,257 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 3,92,23,975 (1st dose) and 9,61,510 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.

Eight states account for nearly 60 percent of the total doses given so far in the country. These include Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat.

This comes even as India’s daily new cases continue to rise, with 2,34,692 new cases being registered in the last 24 hours.

Ten states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan have reported 79.32% of the new cases.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 63,729, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 27,360 while Delhi reported 19,486 new cases, the health ministry said.

With this, India’s total Active Caseload has reached 16,79,740. It now comprises 11.56% of the country's total Positive Cases. A net incline of 1,09,997 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

The five States of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 65.02% of India’s total Active Cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 38.09% of the total active caseload of the country.

The ministry added that India’s cumulative recoveries now stand at 1,26,71,220 while the National Recovery Rate is 87.23%.

According to the latest data, 1,23,354 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths registered during the same period stood at 1,341.

Ten states account for 85.83% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (398), followed by Delhi with 141 daily deaths.

Nine states and Union Territories have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Manipur, Lakshadweep, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.