India administers more than one crore vaccines against COVID-19

February 19, 2021 | Updated 3:56 pm

India administers more than one crore vaccines against COVID-19 Representative Image (Vaccination Drive in India)

New Delhi: As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India crossed a significant milestone in the fight against the global pandemic by crossing 1 crore vaccinations on February 19, 2021.

As per the Ministry, the cumulative vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers against COVID19 in the country have surpassed one crore. It took 34 days to achieve the landmark feat of 1 crore vaccinations, the second-fastest in the world.

A total of 1,01,88,007 vaccine doses have been administered till 8 am on February 19, 2021. The 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccination started on February 13, 2021, for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receiving the first dose. The country is witnessing a progressive increase in the vaccination day by day. Eight States account for 57.47% of the total vaccine doses administered in India. Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 10.5% (10,70,895).

In another welcoming development, sixteen States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Puducherry, Chandigarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh (UT), Tripura, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Daman & Diu & Dadar & Nagar Haveli.

India’s total Active Caseload currently stands at 1.39 lakh (1,39,542) today. The active caseload now is 1.27% of India’s total Positive Cases.India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1.06cr (1,06,67,741) today. 10,896 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 5,193 newly recovered cases. 2,543 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 470 in Tamil Nadu.

97 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Five States account for 76.29% of the daily deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (38), followed by Kerala (14 ) and Punjab (10).