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COVID-19: India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 9 cr

New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed the 9-crore mark, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.

Cumulatively, 9,01,98,673 vaccine doses have been administered through 13,77,304 sessions, as per the provisional report till 0700 hrs this morning.

The beneficiaries include 89,68,151 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 54,18,084 who have taken the 2nd dose, 97,67,538 FLWs (1st dose), 44,11,609 Frontline Workers (FLWs) (2nd dose), 3,63,32,851 1st dose beneficiaries and 11,39,291 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 2,36,94,487 (1st dose) and 4,66,662 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.

‘Eight states account for 60 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country,’ the Ministry said.

Eight states account for 60 per cent of the cumulative vaccine doses given so far with Maharashtra alone accounting for 9.92 per cent of the total doses given in the country.

Twelve States are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases, the data shows.

Meanwhile, the national weekly positivity rate has increased by 6.21 per cent from 2.19 per cent to 8.40 per cent during the first seven days of March and April 2021.

According to the Ministry, the country’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,18,51,393 today, while the national Recovery Rate is 91.67 per cent.

A total of 59,258 recoveries and 685 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours.

Ten states account for 87.59 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (322). Punjab follows with 62 daily deaths.

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 9,10,319. It now comprises 7.04 per cent of the country’s total Positive Cases. A net incline of 66,846 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala cumulatively account for 74.13 per cent of India’s total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 55.26 per cent of the total active caseload of the country.

The Ministry said that 12 states/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Assam, Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.

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