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                                     cOvid-19: secOnd wave

        >> Continued from previous page...                                                                            dose)  beneficiaries  aged  more
        day taking the total number of                                                                                than 60 years,” the ministry
        cases in the state to 28,56,163.                                                                              stated.
        There were 3,66,533 active cas-                                                                                   It further said that the eight
        es in the state till yesterday.                                                                               states account for 59.58 per
            The silver lining in this grim                                                                            cent of the cumulative doses
        situation is that the vaccination                                                                             given so far and Maharashtra
        program is moving very well.                                                                                  alone accounts for 9.48 per
            A total of 36.7 lakh doses of                                                                             cent of the total doses given in
        COVID-19  vaccines  were  ad-                                                                                 the  country.  Meanwhile,  eight
        ministered in the last 24 hours                                                                               states -- Maharashtra, Chhat-
        across India, informed the                                                                                    tisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab,
        union health ministry on Fri-                                                                                 Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Delhi and
        day.                                                                                                          Uttar Pradesh have shown a
            “As on Day-76 of the vacci-                                                                               steep rise in the COVID daily
        nation drive (1st April 2021),  Passengers stand in a queue for the COVID-19 test amid the rise in cases,     new cases. 81.25 per cent of the
        36,71,242 vaccine doses were                      at a railway station in Mumbai on Friday (ANI)              new cases are reported from
        given. Out of which, 33,65,597                                                                                these eight states.
        beneficiaries  were  vaccinated  doses have been administered  93,53,021FLWs (1st dose) and                       If the trend continues in
        across 51,215 sessions for first  through 11,37,456 sessions, as  40,97,634 FLWs (2nd dose),                  these states and spreads to oth-
        dose and 3,05,645 beneficiaries  per the provisional report till 7  97,83,615(1st dose) and 39,401            er states, the country may be
        received second dose of vac- am on Friday.                               (2nd  dose)  beneficiaries  aged     staring at another lockdown
        cine,” it said. According to the        “These                 include more than 45 years with specific       – something India may not be
        health ministry, more than 6.87      83,06,269HCWs (1st dose),  co-morbidities and 3,17,05,893                ready to implement and accept
        crores (6,87,89,138) vaccine  52,84,564HCWs (2nd dose),  (1st dose) and 2,18,741 (2nd                         at the moment.

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