India Took 34 Days To Achieve One Crore Covid Vaccinations, Second Fastest After US, Government Says

In a span of 24 hours the number of patients who have recuperated from the viral disease has gone up to over 1.06 crore (1,06,67,741) with 10,896 of them recovering.

The Union ministry of health and family welfare said on Friday India has administered the third-highest number of vaccines globally with 10.1 million doses of the anti-coronavirus disease (Covid-19) shot across the country.

The data shared by the health ministry shows that India is behind only the United States and the United Kingdom in terms of the total number of vaccinations..

The US took 31 days, while the UK took 56 days to surpass the one-crore vaccination mark.

Till 8 am on Friday, the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) in the country was counted to 1,01,88,007.

“A total of 1,01,88,007 vaccine doses have been administered through 2,11,462 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am. These include 62,60,242 HCWs (1st dose), 6,10,899 HCWs (2nd dose) and 33,16,866 FLWs (1st dose),” the ministry said.

The second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination started to being administered to those who have completed 28 days since the receipt of the first dose from February 13. However, on February 2The vaccination of the FLWs started.

The ministry stated, as on the 34th day of the vaccination drive (February 18), a total of 6,58,674 vaccine doses were administered, of which 4,16,942 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 10,812 sessions for the first dose (HCWs and FLWs), while 2,41,732 HCWs received the second dose.

India is witnessing a progressive increase in the number of vaccinations day by day

About 57.47 per cent of the total vaccine doses have been administered in the country, out of which Eight states have accounted the numbers. Uttar Pradesh alone stands with 10.5 per cent (10,70,895).

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

However, in a span of 24 hours, sixteen states and Union territories have not reported any Covid-19 deaths. These are Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Puducherry, Chandigarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Tripura, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

The number of active Covid-19 cases in India currently stands at 1,39,542, accounting for only 1.27 per cent of its total caseload.

In a span of 24 hours the number of patients who have recuperated from the viral disease has gone up to over 1.06 crore (1,06,67,741) with 10,896 of them recovering.

83.15 per cent of the new recoveries were reported from six states, according to the ministry.

Followed by Maharashtra (2,543) and Tamil Nadu (470), Kerala reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries at 5,193.

A total 13,193 fresh cases of the coronavirus infection were recorded in a span of 24 hours, the ministry said, adding that 86.6 per cent of those were reported from six states. Maharashtra accounted for the highest number of 5,427 cases, followed by Kerala (4,584) and Tamil Nadu (457).

Also, the ministry said , 97 fatalities due to Covid-19 were recorded in 24 hours, , adding that five states account for 76.29 per cent of those, while Maharashtra saw the maximum deaths (38), followed by Kerala (14) and Punjab (10).

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