Covid-19 Update: Nearly 5 million beneficiaries vaccinated against Covid-19
At 7,828, India’s cases per million population are amongst the lowest in the world
India has vaccinated nearly 50 lakh (5 million) beneficiaries against Covid-19 under the vaccination drive it launched on January 16.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 49,59,445 people have been vaccinated in India as of Friday, 8 am.
In the last 24 hours, 5,09,893 people were vaccinated across 11,184 sessions. As many as 95,801 sessions have been conducted so far. According to official data, 61 percent of beneficiaries vaccinated are from 8 States/UTs. Uttar Pradesh accounts for 11.9 percent (5,89,101) of the total beneficiaries vaccinated in India.
Continuing the trend of a consistent downward slide, the total Active Cases have dropped to 1.51 lakh (1,51,460) on Friday morning. The active caseload consists of just 1.40 percent of India’s total Positive Cases.
India’s cases per million population (7,828) are amongst the lowest in the world. This count is much higher for countries like Russia, Germany, Italy, Brazil, France, UK, and the USA.
Seventeen states and Union Territories (UTs) have a lower case per million population than the national average. Lakshadweep has the lowest average of 1,722 cases per million among all States and UTs.
In the last 24 hours, 12,408 new cases were registered. Of them, 84.25 percent are from 6 States and UTs.
Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,102. It is followed by Maharashtra with 2,736, while Tamil Nadu reported 494 new cases.
About the recoveries, the Health Ministry noted that a total of 1.04 Crore (1,04,96,308) people have recovered so far. In the last 24 hours, 15,853 patients have recovered and been discharged. The Recovery Rate has reached 97.16%.
Of the recoveries in the last 24 hours, 85.06 percent are observed to be concentrated in six States and UTs.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 6,341 newly recovered cases. 5,339 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 517 in Tamil Nadu.
“The higher number of recoveries via-a-vis new cases has widened the gap between recovered and active cases to 1,03,44,848,” the ministry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, 120 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. Six States and UTs account for 74.17% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (46). Kerala follows with 17 daily deaths, while Punjab and Delhi reported 7 deaths each.
Fourteen states and UTs have reported no deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Puducherry, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram, Ladakh (UT), Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, A&N Islands, D&D & D&N, and Lakshadweep.
India’s 112 deaths per million population are also amongst the lowest in the world.
On the positive side, 19 States and UTs have reported lower deaths per million average than the national average. Lakshadweep leads with an average of 0 deaths per million.
Seventeen States and UTs have reported higher deaths per million population than the national average. Delhi’s figure of 581 deaths per million is the highest among all the states.