Coronavirus | 15 lakh individuals vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 on March 5, highest in a day: Well being Ministry

The whole variety of vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 1.94 crore.

Almost 15 lakh individuals have been inoculated in opposition to the coronavirus on March 5, the very best in a day up to now, taking the whole variety of vaccine doses administered within the nation to over 1.94 crore, official sources mentioned on March 6.

The countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare staff (HCWs) getting inoculated. The vaccination of frontline staff (FLWs) had began from February 2.


Administering of second dose of COVID-19 vaccine began on February 13 for these beneficiaries who had accomplished 28 days after receipt of the primary dose.

The following part of COVID-19 vaccination drive commenced from March 1 for these above 60 years of age and for individuals aged 45 years and above with specified co-morbid situations.

As on Day 49 (March 5) of the vaccination drive, a complete of 14,92,201 COVID-19 vaccine doses got. Out of which, 11,99,848 beneficiaries have been vaccinated throughout 18,333 periods for the primary dose (HCWs and FLWs), and a couple of,92,353 HCWs and FLWs obtained the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the Well being Ministry mentioned.

These beneficiaries (11,99,848) embody 1,10,857 people, aged between 45-60 years, having specified comorbidities, and seven,61,355 individuals aged above 60 years.

Greater than 1.94 crore (1,94,97,704) vaccine doses have been administered by way of 3,57,478 periods, as per the provisional report until Saturday 7 am.

These embody 69,15,661 HCWs (first dose), 33,56,830 HCWs (second dose), 63,55,989 FLWs (first dose) and 1,44,191 FLWs (second dose), 3,46,758 beneficiaries aged greater than 45 years with particular co-morbidities (first dose) and 23,78,275 beneficiaries aged greater than 60 years, it mentioned.

In the meantime, the Ministry mentioned, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have reported a excessive variety of day by day new COVID-19 instances, cumulatively accounting for 82% of the brand new instances reported in a span of 24 hours.

A complete of 18,327 new instances have been registered in a span of 24 hours, it mentioned.

Maharashtra has reported the very best day by day new instances at 10,216 adopted by Kerala with 2,776 instances, whereas Punjab reported 808 new instances.

Eight States are displaying an upward trajectory in day by day new coronavirus instances, the Ministry highlighted. However, 21 States and Union territories (UTs) have lower than 1,000 lively instances, the Ministry mentioned. Arunachal Pradesh has reported solely three lively instances.

Displaying the change in lively instances for states/UTs in 24 hours, the Ministry mentioned Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu have proven a discount within the lively instances in a span of 24 hours. However, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana have displayed an increase within the lively instances throughout the identical time interval, it famous.

Moreover, 108 deaths because of the illness have been reported in a day, it mentioned.

Six States account for 85.2% of the brand new deaths. Maharashtra noticed the utmost casualties (53). Kerala follows with 16 day by day deaths and Punjab reported 11 deaths in a span of 24 hours.

Eighteen States/UTs haven’t reported any COVID-19 deaths in a span of 24 hours. These are Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Assam, Sikkim, Manipur, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

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