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7.5 cr vaccine doses administered in India so far; 12 States/UTs show upward trajectory of Covid cases: Govt
A total of 7.5 crore vaccine doses administered across India so far.
With the government allowing inoculation of all the people above 45 years of age, the vaccination drive has picked up pace in the country. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), a total of 7.5 crore vaccine doses administered across India so far.
More than 27 lakh (27,38,972) doses administered in the country in the last 24 hours. "The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 7,59,79,651 today (through 11,99,125sessions) as per the provisional report till 7 am," the health ministry said in a statement.
"These include 89,82,974 Health Care Workers (1st dose), 53,19,641 HCWs (2nd dose), 96,86,477 Front Line Workers (1st dose) and 40,97,510 FLWs (2nd Dose) and4,70,70,019 (1st Dose) and 8,23,030 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged more than 45 years," it added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting with senior officials to review Covid-19 related issues and the status of vaccination in the country in view of the surge in coronavirus infections in the country in recent days.
"Prime Minister is taking a high-level meeting now to review the Covid-related issues and vaccination happening in the country. All senior officers including Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Health Secretary, Dr Vinod Paul among others are participating," ANI quoted sources as saying.
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As many as 93,249 new daily Covid-19 cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Around 80.96 per cent of these new cases are from eight States - Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 49,447. This is followed by Chhattisgarh with 5,818 cases while Karnataka reported 4,373 new cases. Eight States account for 85.19 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (277). Punjab follows with 49 daily deaths.