New Delhi: India has so far administered more than 90 million COVID-19 doses till April 8. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data, 9,01,98,673 doses have been given, out of those 29,79,292 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
According to the Health Ministry, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered crossed the 90 million mark on day 82 of the vaccination drive which began on January 16, 2021.
Out of the total 29,79,292, vaccine doses, 26,90,031 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 2,89,261 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of the vaccine.
India has surpassed the United States to become the fastest vaccinating country in the world with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, said the Union Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the new coronavirus cases in India stayed above 1,00,000-mark for the second consecutive day on Thursday. The latest data shows, India reported 1,26,789 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours. The numbers jumped again for April 7, from 1,15,736 new COVID cases on April 6. An increase of more than 11,000 cases, as the country, witnesses the second wave of infection.
The uptick in new cases pushed the total number of COVID infections to 1,29,28,574 on Wednesday, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed. As per government data, more than 600 deaths were reported. As many as 685 people succumbed to COVID-19 related complications. The death toll of the country rose to 1,66,862 patients on Wednesday.
Among states, Maharashtra continues to lead with a maximum load of new cases. The state until Wednesday reported a jump from 55,469 cases to 59,907 cases on Wednesday which pushed its total case tally to 31,73,261 cases. The number of active cases in Maharashtra also jumped by 29,289 cases and now stands at 5,02,982 cases till April 7. After Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh follows with 10,310 new cases and Karnataka reported 6,150 new cases in the last 24 hours, as per health ministry data.