New Delhi: India ranks third in the world after the US and the United Kingdom (UK) in the Covid-19 vaccination. The total number of vaccinators has crossed 94 lakhs as of 8 am on 18 February 2021 under the vaccination campaign of health workers and frontline employees.
According to the provisional report till 8 am today, 94,22,228 vaccination doses have been given to the beneficiaries during 1,99,305 sessions. These include 61,96,641 health personnel (first dose), 3,69,167 health workers (second dose) and 28,56,420 frontline personnel (first dose).
The second dose vaccination was started on 13 February 2021 for beneficiaries who had completed 28 days of taking the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination. Vaccination of frontline employees began on 2 February 2021.
A total of 4,22,998 vaccination doses were given in 7,932 sessions on the 33rd day of the vaccination campaign (February 18, 2021). Of these, 3,30,208 beneficiaries received the first dose and 92,790 received the second dose.
Of the beneficiaries receiving the second dose, 58.20 percent were from seven states. Only in Karnataka, 14.74 percent (54,397) received the second dose.
Regarding the status of Covid-19 patients, there has been a steady increase on a daily basis in cases of recovery in India. It stood at 1.06 crore (1,06,56,845) as on date. The recovery rate was 97.32 percent. The reduction in daily deaths coupled with an increase in recovery rates has ensured a continued decrease in active cases.
Currently active cases (1,37,342) in India constitute only 1.25 percent of the total infected cases. In the last 24 hours, 11,987 patients have been healthy and discharged.
A positive picture comes from the new cases that have come up in the states in the last 24 hours. In the last 24 hours, more than a thousand new cases were reported from only two states.
No information of death from Covid-19 has been received in the last 24 hours from 16 states / union territories. These are – Delhi, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir (Union Territory), Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Ladakh (Union Territory), Nagaland, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Tripura, Daman and Diu, Dadra. And Nagar Haveli, Arunachal Pradesh.
More than 20 deaths have been reported in only one state in the last 24 hours.
The daily infection rate has also steadily decreased over the past seven days. It has reduced from 1.89 percent on February 1, 2021 to 1.69 percent today.
75 per cent of the new cases, 72 per cent of the new recoverable cases and 55 per cent of the new deaths are from the two states of Maharashtra and Kerala only.
85.14 percent of the new recoverable cases are from 6 states.
Kerala has recorded the highest number of new healthy cases in a day at 4,832. In the last 24 hours, 3,853 patients in Maharashtra and then 537 patients in Karnataka recovered.
12,881 new daily cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
86.61 percent of new cases are from 6 states.
Kerala is at the forefront of daily new cases where 4,892 cases have been reported. This was followed by 4,787 new cases in Maharashtra and 454 in Tamil Nadu.
101 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
76.24 percent of the new deaths are in five states. Maharashtra recorded the highest 40 deaths, followed by 16 in Kerala and ten in Punjab.