New Delhi: Nearly 15 lakh individuals had been inoculated towards coronavirus on March 5, the very best in a day thus far, taking the full variety of vaccine doses administered within the nation to over 1.94 crore, official sources stated on Saturday.
The countrywide Covid-19 vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare staff (HCWs) getting inoculated. The vaccination of frontline staff (FLWs) had began from (*24*) 2.
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Administering of second dose of Covid-19 vaccine began on (*24*) 13 for these beneficiaries who had accomplished 28 days after receipt of the primary dose.
The subsequent part of Covid-19 vaccination drive commenced from March 1 for these above 60 years of age and for individuals aged 45 years and above with specified co-morbid situations.
As on Day 49 (March 5) of the vaccination drive, a complete of 14,92,201 Covid-19 vaccine doses got. Out of which, 11,99,848 beneficiaries had been vaccinated throughout 18,333 classes for the primary dose (HCWs and FLWs), and a pair of,92,353 HCWs and FLWs obtained the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine, well being ministry stated.
These beneficiaries (11,99,848) embody 1,10,857 people, aged between 45-60 years, having specified comorbidities, and seven,61,355 individuals aged above 60 years.
More than 1.94 crore (1,94,97,704) vaccine doses have been administered by way of 3,57,478 classes, as per the provisional report until Saturday 7 am.
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These embody 69,15,661 HCWs (first dose), 33,56,830 HCWs (second dose), 63,55,989 FLWs (first dose) and 1,44,191 FLWs (second dose), 3,46,758 beneficiaries aged greater than 45 years with particular co-morbidities (first dose) and 23,78,275 beneficiaries aged greater than 60 years, it stated.
Meanwhile, the ministry stated, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, (*18*) and Tamil Nadu have reported a excessive variety of Covid-19 every day new instances, cumulatively accounting for 82 per cent of the brand new instances reported in a span of 24 hours.
A complete of 18,327 new instances had been registered in a span of 24 hours, it stated.
Maharashtra has reported the very best every day new instances at 10,216 adopted by Kerala with 2,776 instances, whereas Punjab reported 808 new instances.
Eight states are displaying an upward trajectory in every day new coronavirus instances, the ministry highlighted.
India’s whole Covid-19 energetic instances have reached 1,80,304, comprising 1.61 per cent of the nation’s whole variety of infections.
On the opposite hand, 21 states and Union territories (UTs) have lower than 1,000 energetic instances, the ministry stated.
Arunachal Pradesh has reported solely three energetic instances.
Showing the change in energetic instances for states/UTs in 24 hours, the ministry stated Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu have proven a discount within the energetic instances in a span of 24 hours.
On the opposite hand, Maharashtra, Punjab, (*18*), Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana have displayed an increase within the energetic instances throughout the identical time interval, it famous.
Besides, 108 deaths because of the illness had been reported in a day, it stated.
Six states account for 85.2 per cent of the brand new deaths. Maharashtra noticed the utmost casualties (53). Kerala follows with 16 every day deaths and Punjab reported 11 deaths in a span of 24 hours.
Eighteen states/UTs haven’t reported any Covid-19 deaths in a span of 24 hours. These are Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Assam, Sikkim, Manipur, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.