COVID-19 vaccination: India crosses the 5 crore mark

March 23, 2021 11:22 PM STI

New Delhi [India], March 23 (ANI): The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 5 crore on March 23, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
According to a press release, a total of 5,00,75,162 doses of the vaccine have been administered to date, according to the interim report until 7 p.m. today.
The Department of Health added that these figures include 79,03,068 healthcare workers who took the first dose and 50,09,252 healthcare workers who took the second dose, 83,33,713 frontline workers (first dose). , 30,60,060 frontline agents. (second dose), 2,12,03,700 beneficiaries over 60 and 45,65,369 beneficiaries aged 45 and over with specific comorbidities.

On the 65th day of the national COVID19 vaccination, a total of 15,80,568 vaccine doses have been administered until 7 p.m. today, he added. Of which 13,74,697 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the 1st dose and 2,05871 healthcare workers and frontline workers received the second dose of vaccine according to the interim report. Final reports would be completed for the day by the end of the night, the ministry added.
Meanwhile, India has reported 40,715 new cases of COVID-19, 29,785 recoveries and 199 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.
With this, the total number of cases amounted to 1,16.86,796, including 3,457,777 active cases and 1,11.81,253 total recoveries. The death toll rose to 1,60,166.
According to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), up to 9.67,459 samples were tested on March 22. (ANI)