India records 3.46 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, 2624 deaths in last 24 hours

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 13,82,56,975.

On Saturday, April 24, 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 3,46,786 new COVID-19 cases and 2,19,838 patients got discharge, while 2,624 people died of this deadly virus, and reached the milestone of highest single day deaths. Total active cases in India is now around 25.52 lakhs. The total death toll in India reached to 1,89,544.

The total vaccinations across the country has crossed more than 13.82 crore mark today with more than 27 lakh vaccine doses administered till 8 pm.

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 13,82,56,975.

These include 92,66,739 Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 59,49,992 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,18,46,611 Frontline Workers (FLWs) (1st dose),  61,91,119 FLWs (2nd dose),  4,66,18,975 for over 45 years old to 60 years old (1st Dose), 21,23,029 for over 45 years old to 60 years old (2nd dose), 4,91,15,588 for above 60 years (1st Dose) and 71,44,922 for above 60 years (2nd Dose).

Earlier, on April 23, The Union Health Minister reviewed the status of oxygen availability in the various Central Government Hospitals and AIIMS, New Delhi and the steps being taken for timely augmenting the supply.

Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary informed of various measures taken by the Union Government to resolve and streamline logistic issues related to transport of oxygen supply from the manufacturing sources to the hospitals. He informed of the 24*7 Control Room of DPIIT that is working to resolve all transportation related issues of Delhi for smooth supply of oxygen.

The Union Health Minister also directed to expedite installation of 5 Pressure Swing Adsorption  (PSA) plants at all locations in Delhi hospitals. He also directed all Central Government Hospitals to be prepared with expansion plans for providing timely treatment to the COVID19 patients in the days to come.

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