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India fastest in the world to reach 70 lakh vaccinations against Covid-19

India's National Recovery Rate stands at 97.26 per cent, one of the highest globally

India today became the fastest country in the world to achieve over 70 lakh vaccinations against Covid-19. India accomplished this feat in only 26 days, while it took 27 days for the US and 48 days for the UK to reach the same figures. India has also been the fastest to touch the six million mark a few days back.

As of Thursday, till 8 AM, more than 70 lakh (70,17,114) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide Covid-19 vaccination exercise.

The total cumulative vaccination coverage of 70,17,114 includes 57,05,228 healthcare workers (HCWs) and 13,11,886 frontline workers (FLWs). As many as 1,43,056 sessions have been conducted so far with 4,05,349 beneficiaries (HCWs- 94,890 and FLWs- 3,10,459) vaccinated yesterday across 8,308 sessions.

The number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day has also shown a progressive increase. Till today, 13 states/UTs have vaccinated over 65 per cent of the registered healthcare workers (HCWs) with Bihar leading (with over 79 per cent of the registered HCWs vaccinated) the chart.

Puducherry has recorded the lowest vaccination performance of 17.5 per cent among the seven states/UTs which have reported less than 40 per cent vaccinations of the registered healthcare workers (HCWs).

India’s fight against Covid-19 is bringing daily successes on other fronts as well. 17 states/UTs have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours. These include Telangana, Gujarat, Assam, Haryana, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (UT), Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, A&N Islands, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and D&D & D&N (UT).

The country has recorded 1,42,562 active cases in the last 24 hours.The total positive cases of the country now comprise merely 1.31 per cent of the total cases. India’s active cases per million population (104) is amongst the lowest in the world. 12,923 new confirmed cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in the country. 11,764 new recoveries were registered in the same period.

India's National Recovery Rate (97.26 per cent) continues to be one of the highest globally.

The total recovered cases are 1,05,73,372. The gap between active cases and recovered cases is continuously increasing and stands at 1,04,30,810.

83.20 per cent of the newly recovered cases against Covid-19 are recorded in six states. Kerala has contributed the highest number to the newly recovered cases (5,745), followed by Maharashtra (2,421) and Gujarat (495).

85.11 per cent of the new cases are from six states with Kerala reporting the highest daily new cases at 5,980. It is followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 3,451 and 479 new cases, respectively.

As many as 108 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours, seven states account for 79.63 per cent of these. Maharashtra reported the maximum casualties at 30. It is followed by Kerala with 18 new daily deaths.