In the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Government of India has actively been running vaccination drives for different age groups to control and manage the infection. The vaccination drive is part of the government’s five-point strategy to fight the virus, including test, track, treat and Covid appropriate behaviour.
The vaccination exercise is a tool of the government to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19. As of May 12, 8 AM, a total of 17,52,35,991 vaccine doses have been administered to people.
*Vaccination status of people in different age groups*
A total of 17,52,35,991vaccine doses have been administered through 25,47,534sessions, as per the provisional report of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare till 7 AM today.
*Health Care Workers:* 95,82,449 (1st dose) and 65,39,376 (2nd dose)
*Front Line Workers*: 1,41,49,634 (1st dose), and 79,52,537 (2nd dose)
*Age18-45:* 30,44,463(1st dose)
*Age 45-60:* 5,58,83,416 (1st dose) and 78,36,168 (2nd dose)
*Above 60 years:* 5,39,59,772 (1stdose) and 1,62,88,176 (2nd dose)
* Cabinet Secretary Reviews the COVID situation in the Country*
Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba on May 11 reviewed the covid-19 situation in the country. Upon reviewing the situation, he emphasised that covid vaccine wastage should be minimised in the country. He insisted that those eligible for the second dose of vaccination should be given priority to minimise such wastage.
Several states have been reporting vaccine wastage. Haryana reported a total of 6.49% of vaccine wastage till May 11,2021 followed by Assam with 5.92%, and Rajasthan with 5.68%.
On the other hand, Nagaland has reported the least percentage of vaccine wastage with 3.36%.
The National Recovery Rate of Covid-19 cases is 83.04% with 1,93,82,642 recoveries . In the past 24 hours, 3,55,338 recoveries were registered in the country.
India’s total active caseload has dipped to 37,04,099 and now comprises 15.87% of the country’s total positive cases.
For the second consecutive day, Covid-19 cases have shown a downfall. A net decline of 11,122 cases was recorded in the active caseload in the last 24 hours. 13 States cumulatively account for 82.51% of India’s total Active Cases.
The case count in Maharashtra declined by 31,803 while in Uttar Pradesh, it fell by 9,214 cases.
*More than 18 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs*
As of May 11, 2021, the Government of India has so far provided more than 18 crore vaccine doses (18,00,03,160) to States/UTs free of cost.
Further, States/UTs still have more than 90 lakh COVID vaccine doses (90,31,691) available with them to be administered to people.
In addition to this, more than 7 lakh (7,29,610) vaccine doses are in line to be received by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.