More than 75 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against.
Union Health Ministry has said that the number of beneficiaries who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, has reached 77,66,319 since the launch of the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination programme on the 16th of January. Addressing the media in New Delhi, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry, Dr Mandeep Bhandari said that out of them, 58,65,813 are healthcare workers and 19,00,506 are frontline workers. He said, today till 6 pm, 2,61,309 beneficiaries were vaccinated through the vaccination sessions organised in 35 States and Union Territories.
Mr Bhandari also informed that for vaccination at least once, scheduling for all healthcare workers has to be carried out by 20th of this month and Mop up rounds for the healthcare workers will be completed by 25th of February. He said, for frontline workers, scheduling for vaccination at least once has been fixed by the 1st of March and Mop up rounds by the 6th of March.
The total cumulative vaccination coverage of 70,17,114 includes 57,05,228 healthcare workers (HCWs) and 13,11,886 frontline workers (FLWs). 1,43,056 sessions have been conducted so far.
The US has now administered over 50 million coronavirus vaccine doses.
India becomes fastest in the world to reach 70 lakh vaccinations against COVID19 in only 26 days
17 States/UTs report, no Covid19 Death in the last 24 hours.
India’s Active Cases per million population amongst the lowest globally. With yet another achievement, India has become the fastest country in the world to achieve over 70 lakh vaccinations against Covid-19.
India accomplished this feat in only 26 days, while it took 27 days for the US and 48 days for the UK to reach the same figures. India has also been the fastest to touch the 6 million mark a few days back.