With over 15 lakh 19 thousand doses administered yesterday the cumulative vaccination figure has breached the mark of 2 crore 97 lakh doses.
These include 73,31,498 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose; 42,58,297 HCWs who have taken the second dose; 72,96,474 Frontline Workers (FLWs) who have taken the first dose; 10,53,732 FLWs who have taken the second dose; 78,66,241 beneficiaries who are more than 60 years old; and 13,86,305 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific co-morbidities.
Of the total number of vaccinations, 9,74,090 vaccine doses were administered on Saturday.
The Health Ministry said on Saturday that more than 20 lakh vaccine doses against the coronavirus were administered across the country the previous day, the highest single-day count so far.
Meanwhile, as many as 24,882 people tested positive for Covid-19 across the country in the last 24 hours, the highest in over 80 days.
India's caseload had been falling steadily since peaking in late September, but increased social gatherings and travel have caused a spike since early February, even as a nationwide vaccination campaign is underway. While 4,13,874 people received the second dose in the last 24 hours.
The country now has 2,02,022 active cases.
Maharashtra accounts for 63.57% of India's total active cases.
The capital New Delhi has reported a steady rise in infections over the last two weeks, with health authorities cautioning residents against any slackening of hygiene measures.
Five States account for 81.43% of the new deaths.
Punjab follows with 22 daily deaths.
These are Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Puducherry, Assam, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, D&D and D&N, Sikkim, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, A&N Islands, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.