Vaccinations cross 10.85 cr doses
New Delhi: India on Tuesday reported 1,61,736 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, pushing the total case tally to 1,36,89,453, the data by the Union Health Ministry stated on Thursday.
The death toll mounted to 1,71,058 with 879 more fatalities in the past day. The fatality rate stood at 1.25 per cent.
According to the Ministry data, the active cases rose by 63,689 to stand at 12,64,698. It is now 9.24 per cent of the total caseload.
The past 24 hours saw 97,168 people recovering from the deadly virus, taking the total recovery count to 1,22,53,697, which is 89.51 per cent of the case tally.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 25,92,07,108 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Out of this, 14,00,122 were tested in the past one day.
On the vaccination front, a total of 10,85,33,085 people have been vaccinated across the country till now with 40,04,521 vaccinations administered in the past 24 hours.
COVID vaccinations cross 10.85 cr doses
Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 10.85 crore on Tuesday as the ‘Tika Utsav’ entered the third day, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here.
Cumulatively, 10,85,33,085 vaccine doses have been administered through 16,08,448 sessions, as
per the provisional report till 0700 hrs this morning, the Ministry said.
These include 90,33,621 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 55,58,103 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,00,78,589 Front Line Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 49,19,212 FLWs (2nd dose), 4,17,12,654 1st dose beneficiaries and 22,53,077 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 3,42,18,175 (1st dose) and 7,59,654 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.
Eight states account for 60.16 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country, the Ministry said.
‘Over 40 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours,’ the Ministry said.
As on Day-87 of the vaccination drive (April 12), 40,04,521 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 34,55,640 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 52,087 sessions for 1st dose and 5,48,881 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine.
In terms of the number of daily doses administered globally, India continues to remain at the top with an average of 41,69,609 doses administered per day, the Ministry further said.