Over 29 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours

Amid the second wave of Covid-19, India has sped up the vaccination coverage and in a landmark achievement, the cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered has crossed the 13-crore-mark.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, cumulatively, 13,01,19,310 vaccine doses have been administered through 19,01,413 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Wednesday.

These include 92,01,728 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 58,17,262 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,15,62,535 FLWs (1stdose), 58,55,821 FLWs (2nddose), 4,73,55,942 1st dose beneficiaries and 53,04,679 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 4,35,25,687 (1st dose) and 14,95,656 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.

Eight states account for 59.25% of the total doses given so far in the country.

Over 29 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

As on Day-95 of the vaccination drive (20th April), 29,90,197 vaccine doses were given.19,86,711 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 42,384 sessions for 1st dose and 10,03,486 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of the vaccine.

Meanwhile, in another huge spike, 2,95,041 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Ten states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan report 76.32% of the new cases.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 62,097 followed by Uttar Pradesh with 29,574 while Delhi reported 28,395 new cases.

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 21,57,538. It now comprises 13.82% of the country's total Positive Cases. A net incline of 1,25,561 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 60.86% of India’s total Active Cases.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,32,76,039 today. The National Recovery Rate is 85.01%.

In the last 24 hours, 1,67,457 recoveries were registered.

Meanwhile, the National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.17%. 2,023 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Ten States account for 82.6% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (519). Delhi follows with 277 daily deaths.

Nine States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haweli, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Arunachal Pradesh.