COVID-19: Over 3.64 Crore people inoculated in India- Health Ministry
According to the ministry, 3,64,67,744 doses of the total Covid-19 vaccine have been given so far. In this, 75,47,958 healthcare workers (HCWs) received the first dose of vaccine.
New Delhi: Covid-19 vaccine started in the country from January 16 and so far more than 3.64 crore people have been given the vaccine dose. This information was given by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.
Covid vaccination in India:
According to the ministry, 3,64,67,744 doses of the total Covid-19 vaccine have been given so far. In this, 75,47,958 healthcare workers (HCWs) received the first dose of vaccine while 4608397 HCWs received the second dose. Also, 76,63,647 frontline workers have received the first dose of the vaccine and 17,86,812 FLWs have received the second dose.
Vaccination program started on Jan 16:
The nationwide vaccination drive began on January 16, in which vaccines were given to healthcare workers (HCWs), and from February 2, vaccines were introduced to frontline workers (FLWs). The next phase of vaccination began on 1 March. Vaccine supplements at this stage are for those who are over 60 years of age and 45 years old who have other health problems.
On Wednesday, 23,179 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in Maharashtra. Which is the highest number of cases reported in a day in 2021. Health officials said that the total number of infection cases in the state has increased to 23,70,507, including new cases.
On Wednesday, the death toll rose to 53,080 as 84 more patients died due to the pandemic. According to the Health Department, 9,138 people were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the total number of healthy people to 21,63,391. There are 1,52,760 patients undergoing treatment in the state at present.