The first day of the Centre’s new vaccine policy turned out to be a blockbuster vaccination day for India as the country administered 80.96 lakh jabs as of 8 pm on Monday — almost double the earlier highest mark of 43 lakh recorded in early April.
As per data released on the CoWin website, the highest daily vaccinations have been carried out by Madhya Pradesh with 13.71 lakh inoculations followed by Karnataka with 9.82 lakh vaccinations. Uttar Pradesh is ranked third with 5.84 lakh vaccinations followed by Gujarat and Haryana with 4.86 lakh and 4.5 lakh vaccinations respectively.
As per reports, this high vaccination figure is a result of the new Centre driven free vaccination policy which kicked-off from today. India's earlier highest single day vaccination mark was 43 lakh which was achieved in early April.
India logged 53,256 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 88 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,99,35,221, while the active cases further reduced to 7,02,887, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 39th consecutive day.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,88,44,199, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.30 per cent, the data stated.