India leads globally with average of more than 34 lakh Covid vaccine doses given per day

India leads globally with average of more than 34 lakh Covid vaccine doses given per day
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New Delhi, April 8

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With an average of 34,30,502 anti-coronavirus doses being given per day, India has topped globally in phrases of the quantity of jabs administered day by day, the (*34*) Health Ministry stated on Thursday.

Cumulatively, 9,01,98,673 vaccine doses have been given to date by way of 13,77,304 periods, based on a provisional report until 7 am.

These embrace 89,68,151 well being care staff (HCWs) and 97,67,538 entrance line staff (FLWs) who’ve taken the primary dose and 54,18,084 HCWs and 44,11,609 FLWs who’ve taken the second dose.

Besides, 3,63,32,851 and 11,39,291 beneficiaries above 60 have been administered the primary and second dose, respectively.

According to the ministry’s information, 2,36,94,487 and 4,66,662 beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 have been given the primary and second dose, respectively.

“In terms of the number of daily doses administered globally, India stands at the top with an average of 34,30,502 doses administered per day,” the ministry stated.

Eight states – Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala – account for 60 per cent of the whole doses given to date within the nation.

“In its collective and collaborative fight against the global pandemic, India has crossed a landmark milestone under the world’s largest vaccination drive, which was launched on January 16 this year,” the ministry stated.

“The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 9 crore,” it stated.

Nearly 30 lakh vaccination doses have been given in a span of 24 hours.

As on day 82 of the vaccination drive (April 7, 2021), 29,79,292 vaccine doses have been given. Out of which, 26,90,031 beneficiaries have been vaccinated throughout 38,760 periods with the primary dose and a pair of,89,261 beneficiaries acquired the second dose of vaccine. PTI

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