Health Ministry: In a single day, more than 2 million Covid-19 shots administered
On Tuesday, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that the covid-19 vaccine that is being used nationwide has now crossed 2.3 crores coverage.
The ministry said that in the last 24 hours, more than 2 million vaccine doses were administered.
20,19,723 vaccine doses were given on Day 52 according to the health ministry data. Out of which, 17,15,380 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 28,884 sessions for the first dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 3,04,343 healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) received a second dose of vaccine.
“These include 70,75,010 HCWs (1st dose), 37,39,478 HCWs (2nd dose), 67,92,319FLWs (1st dose) and 3,25,972 FLWs (2nd Dose), 7,01,809 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 43,74,145 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years,” the health ministry said.
The surge of Covid-19 cases is being reported by Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka. In the last 24 hours, 84.04 per cent of the new cases were reported.
The highest number of daily cases have been reported by Maharashtra at 8,744. 15,388 new cases were registered in the last 24.
It is followed by Kerala with 1,412 while Punjab reported 1,229 new cases.
The ministry further said that the eight states are going upward in daily new cases.
“India’s total active caseload has reached 1,87,462 today. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.67 per cent of India’s total positive cases,” it said.
Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura did not report any new Covid-19 cases, while Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala had reported over 1,000 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Currently, Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech International’s Covaxin are being administered in the country, and more vaccines like the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and Zydus Cadila’s ZyCoV-D are expected to get an emergency licensure in the coming months.
The vaccination drive comes at a time when there is another surge in covid-19 cases in the country, especially in Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka, which accounted for 84% of the new cases on Monday.