3,28,216 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine in the last 24 hours

Under the phase-3 of the nationwide vaccination drive, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 18 crore on Saturday

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 18,04,57,579 vaccine doses have been administered through 26,02,435 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am.

These include 96,27,650 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 66,22,040 HCWs who have taken the 2nddose, 1,43,65,871 FLWs (1st dose), 81,49,613 FLWs (2nddose), 42,58,756 beneficiaries under 18-45 age group (1st dose), 5,68,05,772 (1stdose) and 87,56,313 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years. 5,43,17,646 1st dose beneficiaries and 1,75,53,918 2nd dose beneficiaries of more than 60 years old.

3,28,216 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine in the last 24 hours and cumulatively 42,58,756 across 32 States/UTs since the start of phase-3 of vaccination drive.

In the last 24 hours, 3,53,299 recoveries were registered. It outnumbers India’s Daily New COVID cases for the fourth time in the last five days.

Ten states account for 70.49% of the new recoveries.

India’s total Active Caseload has decreased to 36,73,802. It now comprises 15.07% of the country's total Positive Cases.

A net decline of 31,091 cases is recorded in the active caseload in the last 24 hours.

11 states cumulatively account for 77.26% of India’s total Active Cases.

The health ministry noted that foreign aid of relief materials continues to be swiftly cleared, apportioned and sent to States/UTs to combat COVID19.

Cumulatively, 10,796 Oxygen Concentrators; 12,269 Oxygen Cylinders; 19 Oxygen Generation Plants; 6,497 ventilators/Bi PAP and over 4.2L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched through road and air, so far.

In the last 24 hours, 3,26,098 new cases were registered. Ten States reported 74.85% of the new cases.

Karnataka has reported the highest daily new cases at 41,779 followed by Maharashtra with 39,923 while Kerala reported 34,694 new cases.

Meanwhile, the National Mortality Rate currently stands at 1.09%. 3,890 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Ten States account for 72.19% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (695). Karnataka follows with 373 daily deaths.