India vaccination drive – Day 130

OV Digital Desk

On  Day-130 of the vaccination drive (25 May 2021), India crossed the 20 crores mark. So far, more than 20 cr (20,06,62,456) vaccine doses have been administered.  It covers around 15.7 crores of the first dosage and around 4.3 crores for the second dosage.

The vaccination drive was rolled out on 16th January 2021. Phase 3 of vaccination includes people in the age group  18-44 years began on 1 May 2021

India is the second country after the USA to achieve this coverage in just 130 days. The USA took 124 days to reach the 20 crore mark.

As per the latest available data with the Union Health Ministry, over 34 per cent population above 45 years has received at least 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in India to date. Similarly, over 42 per cent of the 60+ years of the population in India has received at least 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

New COVID-19 cases across states

India’s daily cases are declining. 2,08,921 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. India has recorded less than 3 lakh Daily New Cases for ten consecutive days now. Cumulatively, the Active Caseload has also now reduced to 24,95,591. Active Cases have decreased since their last peak on 10th May 2021. A net decline of 91,191is witnessed in the last 24 hours. It now comprises 9.19% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 13th consecutive day. 2,95,955 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. 87,034 more recoveries during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases.