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Over 1 cr get nCoV vaccine jab in 34 days in India, 2nd fastest in world

New Delhi: India on Friday achieved the landmark feat of more than one crore people getting vaccinated for coronavirus in 34 days, the second fastest in the world.

The Unites States reached the milestone in 31 days, followed by India 34 days and the United Kingdom in 56 days.

A total of 1,01,88,007 vaccine doses have been administered through 2,11,462 sessions, with eight states accounting for 57.47 per cent of the total vaccine given in the country. Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 10.5 per cent (10,70,895), Ministry of Health and Family welfare said.

No new COVID19 fatality has been reported in 16 States/UTs in the last 24 hours.

The second dose of COVID19 vaccination started on February 13, 2021 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the 1st dose.

As on Day-34 of the vaccination drive (18th February, 2021), total 6,58,674 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 4,16,942 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 10,812 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,41,732 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Seven states account for 60.85 per cent of the second vaccine doses administered in India. Telangana leads all the states with a 12 per cent share of second doses (73,281 beneficiaries) administered in the country.

Sixteen States/UTs, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Puducherry, Chandigarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh (UT), Tripura, A&N Islands and D&D & D&N, have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

India’s total Active Caseload currently stands at 1.39 lakh (1,39,542). The active caseload now is 1.27 per cent of country’s total positive cases.

Cumulative recoveries stand at 1.06cr (1,06,67,741) and the Recovery Rate is 97.30 per cent.

As many as 10,896 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours.

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,193 newly recovered cases. 2,543 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 470 in Tamil Nadu.

A total of 13,193 new daily infections and 97 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra reports the highest daily new cases at 5,427. It is followed by Kerala with 4,584, while Tamil Nadu reported 457 new cases.

Five States account for 76.29 per cent of the daily deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (38). Kerala follows with 14 daily deaths and Punjab reported ten casualties.

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