New Delhi: India reported 1,68,063 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which was 6.4 per cent lower than yesterday when 1,79,723 cases were reported. The death toll has moved up as compared to previous day, and stands at 277, as per by the Union Health Ministry data released on Tuesday at 8 am. As many as 69,959 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, meanwhile, the tally of active cases stands at 8,21,446 infections.
India’s vaccination drive has been at a good pace since it started on January 16, 2021, as the ground level health care workers, ASHA workers, doctors, medical staff have made it possible to administer 1,52,89,70,294 doses till January 11. In the last 24 hours, 92,07,700 doses were administered.
India on Monday (January 10) began administering 3rd Covid-19 precautionary doses to frontline workers, healthcare workers and senior citizens of 60+ age, and over 9 lakh doses were given on the first day of the vaccination drive. As per the data, 9,84,676 precaution doses were administered.
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya informed that reminder SMS have been sent to more than 1 crore health and frontline workers and 60+ citizens for their precaution dose.
In PM Modi’s address to the nation on December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the precautionary doses of vaccine will begin for healthcare, frontline workers and citizens above 60 years with co-morbidities starting January 10, 2022.
On the other hand, the doses for the 15-18 age group have also shown a good pace. Over 2 crore doses have been administered to the age group, or 2,62,35,531 first dose beneficiaries have received their Covid-19 vaccine so far. Out of these, 23,52,775 doses were administered in the last 24 hours, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.