India becomes fastest COVID-19 vaccinating country as over 8.70 Cr doses administered so far

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Published: April 7,2021 02:18 PM
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In a significant development, India has surpassed the United States to become the fastest vaccinating country in the world with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses

April 7, 2021: In a significant development, India has surpassed the United States to become the fastest vaccinating country in the world with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.



According to the ministry, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 8.70 crores today with more than 33 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours. As on day 81 of the vaccination drive on April 6, a total of 33,37,601 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 30,08,087 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 41,396 sessions for 1st dose and 3,29,514 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of the vaccine.



According to a statement, “Cumulatively, 8,70,77,474 vaccine doses have been administered through 13,32,130 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 89,63,724 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 53,94,913 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 97,36,629 FLWs (1stdose), 43,12,826 FLWs (2nddose), 3,53,75,953 1st dose beneficiaries and 10,00,787 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 2,18,60,709 (1st dose) and 4,31,933 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60.”



Meanwhile, the number of daily new cases continues to rise in the country. 1,15,736 new cases registered in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever in India’s COVID-19 tally. Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh. Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have shown a rise in the COVID daily new cases. 80.70 per cent of the new cases reported from these eight states.



On Tuesday, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan had chaired a high-level meeting through Video Conference to review the situation of COVID-19 and progress of vaccination in 11 states and UTs that are showing very large numbers of daily cases and high mortality due to COVID19.



The Centre has also rushed 50 high-level teams to Maharashtra. Punjab and Chhattisgarh to assist the states in COVID control and management measures. The Centre is actively engaging with all state and UT Governments, especially those showing an upsurge in daily new cases.