India records 2.95 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, 2023 deaths in last 24 hours

India has scaled another peak in its effort to contain the COVID-19 virus with the administration of more than 13 Crore vaccines to its citizens.

On Tuesday, April 21, Union Health Ministry released the data of new COVID-19 cases in India, after that India saw another day with highest surge in cases.

Report released by the Union Health Ministry states that in the last 24 hours, India reported 2,95,041 new COVID-19 cases and 1,67,457 patients got discharge, while 2,023 people died of this deadly virus, and reached the milestone of highest single day deaths. Total active cases in India is now around 21.57 lakhs. The total death toll in India reached to 1,82,553.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) also released a data that shows 27,10,53,392 samples were tested up to April 20, including 16,39,357 samples tested yesterday.

India has scaled another peak in its effort to contain the COVID-19 virus with the administration of more than 13 crore vaccines to its citizens. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 13,00,27,370 till 9 PM, as per the provisional report released today. More than 28.98 lakh vaccine doses administered till 9 pm today.

Total 71,051 COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) were operational, marking a rise of more than 26,051 operational Vaccination Centres (45,000 CVCs on an average are functional on any given day). Workplace vaccinations have also enabled such a high turnout of beneficiaries.

These include 92,01,040 Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 58,16,538 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,15,59,218 Frontline Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 58,52,669 FLWs (2nd dose), 4,34,85,752 for over 45 years old to 60 years old (1st Dose), 14,90,460 for over 45 years old to 60 years old (2nd dose), 4,73,31,326 for above 60 years (1st Dose) and 52,90,367 for above 60 years (2nd Dose).

Centre has added 2105 more new beds in Central Government Hospitals in Delhi for COVID-19. 2105 beds (1875 oxygen beds and 230 ICU beds) in Central Govt. Hospitals including Safdarjung, RML, LHMC, AIIMS Delhi, AIIMS Jhajjhar, ESIC Okhla and Jhilmil, and All India institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar are available now for care of COVID patients of Delhi. With this, the number of beds for COVID patients in Delhi has increased by more than 4 times, from the 510 beds available on March 1, 2021.

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