The Union Ministry of Health informed on Wednesday, that India achieved a milestone of administrating over 56 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses till date under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. The ministry stated in a press release which reads, "India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 56 Crore landmark yesterday. Cumulatively, 56,06,52,030 vaccine doses have been administered through 62,67,149 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today,"
As many as 55,05,075 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours; including 41,79,215 first doses, and 13,25,860 second doses. With 6,06,06,763 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Uttar Pradesh became the first Indian state to cross the 6-crore mark. Following closely, Maharashtra crossed the 5-crore mark and has administered 5,07,52,443 COVID-19 vaccines till date. Gujarat, with 4,12,62,937 COVID-19 vaccines administered so far, crossed the 4-crore mark, the release read.
With less than 50,000 daily new cases reported since the 52nd straight day, India has reported 35,178 daily new cases in the last 24 hours. India's active caseload at 3,67,415 is the lowest in 148 days; they now constitute only 1.14 percent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.