India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeds 14.5 crore: Fatality rate falls to 1.12%
GN Bureau | April 27, 2021
To address shortage of oxygen tankers in the country, the centre has imported 20 cryogenic tankers of 10 MT and 20 MT capacity and allocated them to states. The mapping of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from the manufacturing plant to different states being a dynamic process and transportation of medical oxygen through cryogenic tankers becoming a bottleneck in making available LMO from the eastern part of the country to other parts, 20 cryogenic ISO containers of capacity 20 MT and 10 MT have been imported to augment the transportation of oxygen.
The ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) in consultation with the department for promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT) under the overall guidance of the Empowered Group-II (EG-II) have mapped the allocation of these containers to suppliers of the following states: Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 14.5 crore on Tuesday as part of the world’s largest vaccination drive.
Cumulatively, 14,52,71,186 vaccine doses have been administered through 20,74,721 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am Tuesday. These include 93,24,770 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 60,60,718 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 1,21,10,258 FLWs (1st dose), 64,25,992 FLWs (2nd dose), 5,05,77,743 first dose beneficiaries and 87,31,091 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 4,93,48,238 (1st dose) and 26,92,376 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.
Ten states account for 67.3% of the cumulative doses given so far in the country.
More than 31 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
As on Day 101 of the vaccination drive (April 26), 31,74,688 vaccine doses were given. As many as 19,73,778 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 22,797 sessions for 1st dose and 12,00,910 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,45,56,209 Tuesday. The National Recovery Rate is 82.54%.
Also, 2,51,827 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.
Ten states account for 79.70% of the new recoveries.
Moreover, 3,23,144 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
Ten states – Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan – report 71.68% of the new cases.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 48,700, followed by Uttar Pradesh (33,551) and Karnataka (29,744).
Cumulatively, more than 28 Crore tests have conducted so far, while the cumulative positivity rate is 6.28%.
India’s total Active Caseload has reached 28,82,204. It now comprises 16.34% of the country's total Positive Cases. A net incline of 68,546 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.
The eight states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Kerala cumulatively account for 69.1% of India’s total Active Cases.
Out of the total cases in the country, active cases constitute 16.43% and recoveries 82.54%.
The daily positivity rate currently stands at 20.02%.
The national Cumulative Fatality Rate (CFR) has been falling and currently stands at 1.12%.
As many as 2,771 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Ten states account for 77.3% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (524). Delhi follows with 380 daily deaths.
Eight states/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are D&D & D&N, Ladakh (UT), Tripura, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and A&N Islands.
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