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Over 12 lakh vaccine doses administered in India in past 24 hrs Covid-19 Vaccine
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Over 12 lakh vaccine doses administered in India in past 24 hrs

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Apr 2021, 12:34 pm

New Delhi/UNI: Over 12 lakh vaccination doses were administered to the beneficiaries across India in the last 24 hours in the ongoing vaccination programme, taking the cumulative vaccine doses administered so far to 12,38,52,566, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.

Of the total 12,30,007 vaccine doses administered on Sunday, 9,40,725 were beneficiaries who received the first dose while 2,89,282 beneficiaries received the second dose of the vaccine.

India launched a vaccination programme in the middle of January in phases for health care and frontline workers and people above 45 years of age.

Two vaccines- indigenously developed Covaxin and UK's AstraZeneca vaccine called Covishield- are being administered while the government has also given approval for those vaccines cleared by agencies in Europe or US.

Meanwhile, India registered a single-day highest spike of 2,73,810 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry said.

Ten states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka,Kerala,Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan report 78.58 per cent of the new cases.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 68,631. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 30,566 while Delhi reported 25,462 new cases.

India’s total active caseload has reached 19,29,329. It now comprises 12.81 per cent of the country's total positive cases. A net incline of 1,28,013 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

The five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 63.18 per cent of India’s total active Cases.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,29,53,821 today. The National Recovery Rate is 86.00 per cent

A total of 1,44,178 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.19 per cent.

As many 1,619 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Ten States account for 85.11 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (503). Chhattisgarh follows with 170 daily deaths.