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India Fastest globally to Administer 17 cr vaccine doses

Newdelhi:10/5/21:6,738 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. The Union Government is ensuring that the global aid is being expeditiously delivered to States and UTs through fast custom clearances, and use of air and road.

In another significant development, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed the landmark of 17 Cr as the Phase-3 of the nationwide Vaccination Drive expands further.

India is the fastest country globally to administer 17 crore COVID vaccine doses. China took 119 days and USA took 115 days for reaching the same landmark.

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 2nddose, 1,39,72,612 FLWs (1stdose), 77,55,283

FLWs (2nddose), 20,31,854 beneficiaries under 18-45 age group (1stdose), 5,51,79,217 (1stdose) and 65,61,851 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years. 5,36,74,082 1stdose beneficiaries and 1,49,83,217 2nd dose beneficiaries of more than 60 years old.


HCWs 1st Dose 95,47,102
2nd Dose 64,71,385
FLWs 1st Dose 1,39,72,612
2nd Dose 77,55,283
Age Group 18-44 years 1st Dose 20,31,854
Age Group 45 to 60 years 1st Dose 5,51,79,217
2nd Dose 65,61,851
Over 60 years 1st Dose 5,36,74,082
2nd Dose 1,49,83,217
  Total 17,01,76,603

Ten states account for 66.79% of the cumulative doses given so far in the country.


2,46,269 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.


S. No. States Total
1 A & N Islands 904
2 Andhra Pradesh 520
3 Assam 80,796
4 Bihar 88,743
5 Chandigarh 2
6 Chhattisgarh 1,026
7 Delhi 3,02,153
8 Goa 1,126
9 Gujarat 2,94,785
10 Haryana 2,54,811
11 Himachal Pradesh 14
12 Jammu & Kashmir 28,658
13 Jharkhand 82
14 Karnataka 10,782
15 Kerala 209
16 Ladakh 86
17 Madhya Pradesh 29,322
18 Maharashtra 4,36,302
19 Meghalaya 2
20 Nagaland 2
21 Odisha 42,979
22 Puducherry 1
23 Punjab 3,531
24 Rajasthan 3,16,767
25 Tamil Nadu 14,153
26 Telangana 500
27 Tripura 2
28 Uttar Pradesh 1,18,008
29 Uttarakhand 21
30 West Bengal 5,567
Total 20,31,854

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.

Date: 9th May,2021 (Day-114)

HCWs 1stDose 4,897
2ndDose 7,192
FLWs 1stDose 26,082
2nd Dose 21,599
18-44 years 1st Dose 2,46,269
45 to 60 years 1stDose 92,769
2nd Dose 1,38,198
Over 60 years 1stDose 35,308
2nd Dose 1,17,338
Total Achievement 1stDose 4,05,325
2ndDose 2,84,327


India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,86,71,222 today. The National Recovery Rate is 82.39%.

3,53,818 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

Ten states account for 74.38% of the new recoveries.


Average daily recovery of more than 3.28 lakh cases has been recorded in last 10 days as shown below.


3,66,161 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Ten States reported 73.91% of the new cases in last 24 hours.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 48,401. It is followed by Karnataka with  47,930 while Kerala reported 35,801 new cases.


India’s total Active Caseload has reached 37,45,237. It now comprises 16.53% of the country’s total Positive Cases. A net incline of 8,589cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

13 States cumulatively account for 82.89% of India’s total Active Cases.


The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.09%.

3,754 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

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.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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