India’s COVID-19 vaccinations cross 11.72 cr doses

Last Updated: Friday, 16 April 2021 (16:33 IST)
New Delhi: The cumulative number of vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 11.72 crore on Friday as part of the world’s largest vaccination drive, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here.

Cumulatively, 11,72,23,509 vaccine doses have been administered through 17,37,539 sessions, as per the provisional report till 0700 hrs this morning, the Ministry said.
These include 90,82,999 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 56,34,634 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,02,93,524 Front Line Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 51,52,891 FLWs (2nd dose), 4,42,30,842 1st dose beneficiaries and 30,97,961 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 3,87,41,890 (1st dose) and 9,88,768 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.
Eight states account for 59.63 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country, the Ministry said.
“Over 27 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours,” the Ministry said.
As on Day-90 of the vaccination drive (April 15), 27,30,359 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 21,70,144 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 39,280 sessions for 1st dose and 5,60,215 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine.
More than 26 crore tests have been conducted across the country and the cumulative positivity rate stands at 5.42 per cent, the Ministry further said. (UNI)