India vaccinates close to 8 million beneficiaries against COVID-19 in 28 days

World Saturday 13/February/2021 17:19 PM
India vaccinates close to 8 million beneficiaries against COVID-19 in 28 days

New Delhi: India has vaccinated close to 8 million beneficiaries in its fight against COVID-19, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed here on Saturday.

"Till 8:00 AM 13 February, 7,967,647 beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination exercise. Out of these, 5,909,136 are health care workers and 2,058,511 are front line workers. A total of 164,781 sessions have been conducted so far," said MoHFW in an official statement. On February 12, which is day 28 of the vaccination drive, 462,637 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 10,411 sessions.

The press statement said, "8 states which have vaccinated more than 400,000 beneficiaries each account for 59.70 per cent of the total beneficiaries vaccinated in India. Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 10.8 per cent of the total beneficiaries in India. The number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day has shown a consistent enhancement."

According to the statement, the total active coronavirus caseload stood at 136,571 on February 13. The active caseload consisted of just 1.25 per cent of India's total positive cases.

"A total of 1.06 crore people have recovered so far. 11,395 patients have recovered and got discharged in the last 24 hours. The National Recovery rate is 97.32 per cent," said the statement.

The ministry said 81.93 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in six states. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries, with 5,332 newly-recovered cases. A total of 2,422 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours, followed by 486 in Tamil Nadu.

A total 12,143 daily new cases registered in a span of 24 hours, it said, adding that 86.01 per cent of the new cases are from six states. As per the release Kerala continues to report the highest number of new cases a day at 5,397, followed by Maharashtra with 3,670, while Tamil Nadu reported 483 new cases.

The report said further that 103 deaths were recorded in a span of 24 hours.

"Six states account for 80.58 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties with 36 deaths. Kerala follows with 18 deaths, while Karnataka and Punjab reported 8 deaths each in last 24 hours," read the report.