Covid-19 vaccination: Over 2.91 crore receive jabs in India

With over 2 million, India records highest single-day Covid-19 vaccinations

So far, 78,66,241 beneficiaries above 60 years old and 13,86,305 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific co-morbidities have taken the first dose.

"A total of 9,74,090 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm on Saturday, the 57 day of the nationwide COVID19 vaccination".

Health Ministry has informed that in just 13 days of the current phase over 78 lakh senior citizens and almost 13 lakh 86 thousand people above 45 years with co-morbidities have been administered the first shot of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Out of these, 12,32,131 beneficiaries including healthcare workers and frontline workers were vaccinated across 24,086 sessions for the first dose and 2,87,821 people received the second dose.

There are now 2,02,022 active cases in the country, 1.78 per cent of the total positive cases, including 24,882 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Eight states constituted 74 per cent of the 20.54 lakh doses administered in the past 24 hours, with Uttar Pradesh topping the list with more than 3.3 lakh vaccine doses.

Maharashtra, one of the worst affected states, accounts for 63.57 per cent of the total active cases.

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh reported 87.72% of the new cases in last 24 hours. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 15,602.

Meanwhile, cumulative recoveries rose to 1,09,73,260 with the national Recovery Rate reaching 96.82 per cent.

In addition to this, 140 people lost their lives due to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,58,446.

Five States account for 81.43% of the new deaths.

These are Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Puducherry, Assam, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, D&D and D&N, Sikkim, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, A&N Islands, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

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