Updated on 8 Apr 2021, 1:56 pm
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 8.70 crore on Wednesday, surpassing the United States to become the fastest vaccinating country in the world with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses.
Countrywide COVID vaccine provisional report
In all, 8,70,77,474 vaccine doses have been administered through 13,32,130 sessions countrywide, as per the provisional report till 7 am Wednesday. These include 89,63,724 healthcare workers (HCWs), who have taken the first dose and 53,94,913 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 97,36,629 frontline workers (FLWs) (1stdose), 43,12,826 FLWs (2nddose), 3,53,75,953 1st dose beneficiaries and 10,00,787 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 year-old and 2,18,60,709 (1st dose) and 4,31,933 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.
COVID Vaccine Day 81
As on Day-81 of the vaccination drive (April 6, 2021), 33,37,601 vaccine doses were given. Of which, 30,08,087 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 41,396 sessions for 1st dose and 3,29,514 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine, according to a release by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
Rise in COVID spread
The country registered 1,15,736 new cases in the last 24 hours. Eight states, including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have shown a rise in the COVID daily new cases. A total of 80.70% of the new cases are reported from these eight states, the ministry stated.
It said stated Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 55,469. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 9,921 while Karnataka reported 6,150 new cases.
Meanwhile, India’s total Active Caseload has reached 8,43,473. It now comprises 6.59% of the country's total Positive Cases. A net incline of 55,250 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh cumulatively account for 74.5% of India’s total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 56.17% of the total active caseload of the country, the ministry added.
Centre closely monitoring COVID status in country
The ministry also stated that the Centre is actively engaging with all State and UT governments, especially those showing an upsurge in daily new cases and with a high caseload of active cases. The prime minister chaired a high-level meeting on April 4, 2021 to review the Covid19 pandemic and vaccination situation in the country.
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, yesterday chaired a high-level meeting through Video Conference to review the situation of COVID-19 and progress of vaccination in 11 States/UTs that are showing very large numbers of daily cases and high mortality due to COVID19. The Cabinet Secretary chaired a high-level review meeting on Friday (2nd April 2021) with Chief Secretaries, DG Police and Health Secretaries of all States/UTs, with focus on 11 States/UTs that have been reporting very high rise in daily cases and daily mortality because of COVID-19 in the last two weeks.
Regular review meetings are taken by Union Health Secretary with Secretaries of all States and UTs.
The Centre has rushed 50 high level teams to Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh to assist the states in COVID control and management measures. These teams will be stationed in the States for 3-5 days. India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,17,92,135 today. The national Recovery Rate is 92.11%. 59,856 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours, the ministry added.
COVID-19 deaths on decline
The report from the ministry also stated that eight states account for 84.44 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (297). Punjab follows with 61 daily deaths. However, it stated that the Case Fatality Rate is on a continuous decline and currently stands at 1.30 per cent.
Eleven States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Odisha, Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh, the ministry further stated.