Over 54 lakh people vaccinated against COVID-19 in India: Health Ministry

New Delhi: A total of 54,16,849 people have been inoculated under the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
In a statement, the Ministry said that India is the fastest country to reach the 50 lakh-mark in COVID-19 vaccination in a span of 21 days.
Of the 54,16,849 beneficiaries inoculated, the highest number of people were vaccinated in Uttar Pradesh at 6,73,542, followed by Maharashtra at 4,34,943, Rajasthan at 4,14,422 and Karnataka at 3,60,592.
India has crossed the landmark of 20 crore (20,06,72,589) total tests on Saturday. A total of 7,40,794 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, the statement added.
India’s total Active Caseload continues to follow a consistent downward slope. It has dropped to less than 1.5 lakh (1,48,590) on Saturday and is the lowest in 8 months.
The country has seen less than 100 fatalities in the last 24 hours.