The cumulative number of #COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 2.80 crores (2,80,05,817) on March 12, says Union Health Ministry
Naresh Kumar Sagar taking Covishield vaccination dose at Mata Channan Devi Temple.
More than two crore 61 lakh 64 thousand doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to the beneficiaries in the country so far. The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has informed today that a total of four lakh 80 thousand 740 doses of vaccines have been administered to the beneficiaries in the last 24 hours.
2.56 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in country so far.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed two crore 56 lakh 90 thousand. Briefing reporters in New Delhi today, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that 71 per cent of these doses have been administered at public health facilities and around 29 per cent doses at private centers. He said, more than 67 lakh 86 thousand people above 60 years and people aged 45 to 60 years with specific co-morbidities were vaccinated till date.
Mr Bhushan said, the rise in active cases is taking place, after touching its lowest mark in mid-February. He said, in the last one month, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have shown a decline, while Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana are showing a rise in the number of active cases.
The Health Secretary said, in the first 53 days from 16th January this year, India has administered two crore 56 lakh 90 thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccine. While in Brazil one crore 13 lakh, Turkey one crore and in the UK 94 lakh 70 thousand vaccine doses have been administered in this period. Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate declined to 96.85 per cent with a total recovery of more than 15 thousand patients within 24 hours. The Health Ministry said, more than one crore nine lakh 53 thousand patients have already recovered from this disease.
However, the active caseload is continuously rising in the country due to a sudden spike in the cases reported from various States. At present, there are one lakh 97 thousand 237 active cases in the country which comprises 1.74 per cent of the total positive cases. A total of 23 thousand 285 new cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative positive cases to over one crore 13 lakh. The Health Ministry said, 117 deaths have been reported within a day taking the toll to over one lakh 58 thousand across the country.
Various laboratories have conducted more than seven lakh 40 thousand tests of corona virus samples in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative testing to more than 22 crore 49 lakh.