Covid-19 update: India crosses 7 million-mark in Covid vaccination
As of February 11, till 8 AM, more than 70 lakh people have received vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise
Crossing another milestone, India has become the fastest in the world to reach 70 lakh vaccinations against Covid-19 in only 26 days.
It took 27 days for the US and 48 days for the UK to reach the same figures. India has also been the fastest to touch the 6 million mark a few days back.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total cumulative vaccination coverage of 70,17,114 includes 57,05,228 healthcare workers (HCWs) and 13,11,886 frontline workers (FLWs). 1,43,056 sessions have been conducted so far.
On day 26, 4,05,349 beneficiaries (HCWs- 94,890 and FLWs- 3,10,459) were vaccinated across 8,308 sessions.
The number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day has shown a progressive increase. 13 States/UTs have vaccinated over 65% of the registered healthcare workers (HCWs). Bihar leads with over 79% of the registered HCWs vaccinated.
Further, the Health Ministry noted that 17 States/UTs have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Telangana, Gujarat, Assam, Haryana, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (Union Territory), Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, A&N Islands, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and D&D & D&N (UT).
The country has recorded 1,42,562 active cases in the last 24 hours. The total positive cases of the country now comprise merely 1.31% of the total cases. India’s active cases per million population (104) is amongst the lowest in the world.
In the last 24 hours, 12,923 new confirmed cases were recorded in the country. 11,764 new recoveries were registered in the same period. National Recovery Rate (97.26%) continues to be one of the highest globally.
The total recovered cases are 1,05,73,372. The gap between active cases and recovered cases is continuously increasing and stands at 1,04,30,810.
The Ministry noted that 83.20 percent of the newly recovered cases against Covid-19 are recorded in 6 States.
Kerala has contributed the highest number to the newly recovered cases (5,745), followed by Maharashtra (2,421) and Gujarat (495).
Of the 12,923 new cases in 24 hours, 85.11 percent are from 6 States.
Kerala has reported the highest daily new cases at 5,980 followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 3,451and 479 new cases, respectively.
Meanwhile, 108 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Seven States account for 79.63% of these.
Maharashtra reported the maximum casualties at 30 followed by Kerala with 18 new daily deaths.