Covid-19 update: Over 5 million people vaccinated against Covid-19 in India
India has become the third topmost country in the world in terms of the number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered.
A total of 57.75 lakh people, as on Sunday, have received the COVID-19 vaccine under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination exercise. The cumulative vaccination coverage includes 53,04,546 healthcare workers and 4,70,776 frontline workers, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
Only the United States and the United Kingdom remain ahead of India in terms of vaccination.
In the last 24 hours, 3,58,473 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 8,875 sessions. There has been a sustained increase in the number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day.
In another significant development, the country has reported less than 80 daily deaths in the last 24 hours, lowest in nine months.
The country’s active caseload is 1.48 lakh (1,48,766) today. The present active caseload consists of 1.37 percent of India’s total positive cases.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1.05cr today. The recovery rate is 97.19 percent. 12,059 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours whereas 11,805 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours.
As many as 81.07 percent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in six States/UTs. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 6,178 newly recovered cases. 1,739 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 503 in Tamil Nadu.