India records 2.7 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, 1619 deaths in last 24 hours

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 12 Crore today as part of the world’s largest vaccination drive.

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On Monday, April 19, Union Health Ministry released the data of new COVID-19 cases in India, after that India reached the milestone of highest single day surge.

Report released by the Union Health Ministry states that in the last 24 hours, India reported 2,73,810 new COVID-19 cases and reached the milestone of highest single day surge and 1,44,178 patients got discharge, while 1,619 people died of this deadly virus. Total active cases in India is now around 19.29 lakhs. Total death toll in India reached to 1,78,769.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) also released a data that shows 26,78,94,549 samples were tested up to April 18 including 13,56,133 samples tested yesterday. And total vaccination done till now stands at 12,38,52,566.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 12 Crore today as part of the world’s largest vaccination drive.
Cumulatively, 12,26,22,590 vaccine doses have been administered through 18,15,325 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 91,28,146 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 57,08,223 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,12,33,415 FLWs (1stdose), 55,10,238 FLWs (2nddose), 4,55,94,522 1st dose beneficiaries and 38,91,294 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 4,04,74,993 (1st dose) and 10,81,759 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.
Government of India has been regularly monitoring and ensuring smooth supply of essential medical equipment including medical oxygen to the affected states and addressing challenges that arise from time to time.
The Empowered Group-II (EG-II) headed by Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) is mandated by Government of India to manage requisite supplies of medical equipments, drugs including medical oxygen across the country. Several immediate and timely measures have been taken in the recent days by Government of India to address the issue of adequate availability of medical oxygen across the country.
While every effort is being made to meet the rising demand for medical oxygen, including augmenting daily production and stocks and States/UTs are taking appropriate steps for optimum and rationalized utilisation of available stock of oxygen, the present trend necessitates additional measures.
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