The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 16.25 crore on Thursday

The Central government on Thursday said effective allocation of COVID-19 materials received from the global community by the centre to States and UTs has led to resource augmentation on the ground.

“Government of India has been receiving international donations of Covid-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since April 27 from different countries. All items received so far are allocated to the states, institutions and substantial part of it stands delivered. This is an ongoing exercise. The aim is to extend all support and assistance through various means and measures to strengthen the States’ and UT’s efforts during this critical phase,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.

There has been an unprecedented surge in the number of COVID19 cases in the country since the past few weeks. The health infrastructure of several States and UTs has been overwhelmed by the very high number of daily cases and increased mortality.

In the meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 16.25 Cr today as the Phase-3 of the nationwide vaccination drive expands further. As many as 9,04,263 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine across 12 States.

Cumulatively, 16,25,13,339 vaccine doses have been administered through 29,34,844 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Thursday. Ten states account for 66.87% of the cumulative doses given so far in the country.

More than 19 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours. As on Day-110 of the vaccination drive (5th May, 2021), 19,55,733 vaccine doses were given. Across 15,903 sessions, 8,99,163 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 10,56,570 beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of vaccine.

On the other hand, India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,72,80,844 today. The National Recovery Rate is 81.99%. 3,29,113 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. Ten states account for 74.71% of the new recoveries. Average Weekly recoveries increased from around 53 Thousand to 3 Lakhs in the month of April.

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 35,66,398. It now comprises 16.92% of the country's total Positive Cases. A net incline of 79,169 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

Twelve states cumulatively account for 81.05% of India’s total Active Cases.