India third in world in number of vaccines administered

India has become the third country in the world in terms of the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered. Only the United States and the United Kingdom remain ahead of India.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  7 Feb 2021 11:44 AM GMT
India third in world in number of vaccines administered

Hyderabad: India has become the third country in the world in terms of the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered. Only the United States and the United Kingdom remain ahead of India.

Including Telangana (2,09,104 beneficiaries) 12 states in India have vaccinated more than 2 lakh beneficiaries each. Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 6,73,542 of all vaccinated beneficiaries.

As of 7 February 2021, till 8 am, a total of 57.75 lakh (57,75,322) beneficiaries have received the COVID-19 vaccine under countrywide COVID-19 vaccination exercise. The cumulative vaccination coverage includes 53,04,546 healthcare workers and 4,70,776 frontline workers.

In the last 24 hours, 3,58,473 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 8,875 sessions. 1,15,178 sessions have been conducted so far.

There has been a sustained increase in the number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day.

Meanwhile, in another significant development, the country has reported less than 80 daily deaths in the last 24 hours, lowest in nine months. The country's active caseload is 1.48 lakh (1,48,766) on 7 February. The present active caseload consists of 1.37 per cent of India's total positive cases.

India's cumulative recoveries stand at 1.05 crore (1,05,22,601) on 7 February. The recovery rate is at 97.19 per cent.

Another 12,059 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours whereas 11,805 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours.

Around 81.07 per cent of the new recovered cases were observed to be concentrated in six States/UTs. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 6,178 newly recovered cases. Around 1,739 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 503 in Tamil Nadu.

Around 84.83 per cent of the daily new cases are from six states and UTs. Kerala reports the highest daily new cases at 5,942. It is followed by Maharashtra with 2,768, while Karnataka reported 531 new cases.

Around 78 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Five States/UTs account for 69.23 per cent of the daily deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (25). Kerala follows with 16 daily deaths and Punjab reported 5 casualties.


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