India fastest to administer 17 crore COVID vaccine doses in 114 days, ahead of China & US

India’s cumulative vaccination coverage achieves the landmark of 17 crore doses. More than 20.31 lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 vaccinated

New Delhi: India is the fastest country globally to administer 17 crore COVID vaccine doses. China took 119 days and the USA took 115 days for reaching the same landmark.
In another significant development, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed the landmark of 17 crores as Phase-3 of the nationwide Vaccination Drive expands further.
A total of 17,01,76,603 vaccine doses have been administered through 24,70,799 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 95,47,102 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 64,71,385 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,39,72,612 FLWs (1st dose), 77,55,283
FLWs (2nd dose), 20,31,854 beneficiaries under 18-45 age group (1st dose), 5,51,79,217 (1st dose) and 65,61,851 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years. 5,36,74,082 1st dose beneficiaries and 1,49,83,217 2nd dose beneficiaries of more than 60 years old.
Ten states account for 66.79% of the cumulative doses given so far in the country.,46,269 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine today and cumulatively 20,31,854 across 30 States/UTs during the last 24 hours. Table below shows the cumulative vaccine doses administered to 18-44 years age group till now.
More than 6.8 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
As on Day-114 of the vaccination drive (9th May, 2021), 6,89,652 vaccine doses were given. Across 5,685 sessions, 4,05,325 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 2,84,327 beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of vaccine.
The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.09%.
Ten States account for 72.86% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (572). Karnataka follows with 490 daily deaths.
Three States/UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are D&D & D&N, Arunachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep.
Meanwhile, 6,738 Oxygen Concentrators, 3,856 Oxygen Cylinders, 16 Oxygen Generation Plants, 4,668 ventilators/ Bi-PAP/ C PAP, and more than 3L Remdesivir vials received as part of global aid to India have been delivered/ dispatched to States and UTs to augment and supplement their infrastructure, so far.