India crosses Covid-19 vaccination landmark

More than 2 million doses administered in 24 hours, total coverage crosses 2.3 crore

GN Bureau | March 9, 2021


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India has recorded a significant achievement in its countrywide COVID19 vaccination drive which was rolled out from January 16.

As on Day-52 of the vaccination drive (March 8), 20,19,723 vaccine doses were given. Out of them, 17,15,380 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 28,884 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 3,04,343HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine. More than 2 million vaccine doses were administered in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning.

More than 2.3 crore (2,30,08,733) vaccine doses have been administered through 4,05,517 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am Tuesday. These include 70,75,010 HCWs (1st dose), 37,39,478 HCWs (2nd dose), 67,92,319 FLWs (1st dose) and 3,25,972 FLWs (2nd Dose), 7,01,809 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 43,74,145 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in the daily new cases. They cumulatively account for 84.04% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

As many as 15,388 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 8,744. It is followed by Kerala with 1,412 while Punjab reported 1,229 new cases. Eight states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 1,87,462 today. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.67% of India’s total positive cases.

Four states – Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura – did not report any new Covid-19 cases, while three states – Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala – reported over 1,000 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

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