Over 1.8 crore COVID-19 antibody portions controlled in India

Over 1.8 crore COVID-19 antibody portions controlled in India


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  • Date: 05 Mar,2021

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 1.8 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

These include 68,53,083 healthcare workers (HCWs) who were administered the 1st dose, 31,41,371 HCWs who were given the 2nd dose, 60,90,931 frontline workers (FLWs) who were given the 1st dose and 67,297 FLWs (2nd dose), 2,35,901 beneficiaries aged over 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st dose) and 16,16,920 beneficiaries aged over 60 years.

The ministry stated 10,56,808 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 16,081 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 3,31,362 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

The 10,56,808 beneficiaries comprise 6,15,903 people aged over 60 and 92,109 people aged over 45 years with particular co-morbidities (1st dose)

Six sates, Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, MP and Delhi, have reported high daily new cases in a period of 24 hours, the ministry said underlining 84.44 percent of the new cases reported in a span of 24 hours (16,838) are out of these six states.

Maharashtra continues to report the greatest daily new instances at 8,998. It is followed by Kerala with 2,616 while Punjab reported 1,071 new instances.

Eight countries are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases, the ministry emphasized.

India’s total active caseload stands at 1.76 lakh (1,76,319) which contains 1.58 percent of India absolute infections.

The ministry said that Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have shown a reduction in the active instances in a span of 24 hours.

Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Gujarat display a rise in the active cases during the same time period.

Showing the change in number of active cases for nations in the past one month, the ministry said Kerala, UP, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu are the top five states showing a decline in active instances in the last month, while Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi are the top 5 states showing a growth in active cases.

The ministry said 20 states and UTs have less than 1000 active instances. Arunachal Pradesh reported only 2 active cases.

The Cumulative Positivity Rate of the country shows a constant decline and stands at 5.08 percent

Eight states display a weekly positivity rate greater than the national average (2.09 percent). Among them, Maharashtra stands out with a weekly positivity rate of 10.38 percent.

The ministry said 113 deaths were reported every day.

Six countries account for 88.5 percent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (60). Kerala reported 14 deaths.

Eighteen states and UTs haven’t reported any COVID-19 deaths within a span of 24 hours.

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