A total of 1.08 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered till now with 1.86 lakh doses given on Saturday, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the 1,08,38,323 doses given, Joint Secretary in the Union Health ministry Mandeep Bhandari said 72,26,653 vaccination doses were administered to healthcare workers and 36,11,670 to frontline workers whose inoculation started on February 2.
Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have recorded an “upsurge” in daily new cases of COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
The ministry said Punjab has reported 383 new cases in the last 24 hours while Chhattisgarh has reported 259 new cases and MP has reported 297 new cases in the same time period.
India on Saturday reported 13,993 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total tally of cases in the country to 1,09,77,387, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. With 101 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll reached 1,56,212.
There are as many as 1,43,127 active coronavirus cases in the country while a total of 1,06,78,048 people have recovered from the disease.