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Centre has provided 16.16 cr free vaccine doses to state: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Centre has so far provided nearly 16.16 crore free vaccine doses (16,16,86,140) to the states and UTs, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Of these, the total consumption including wastages is 15,10,77,933 doses, a Ministry statement said.

More than 1 crore Covid vaccine doses (1,06,08,207) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

A total of 20,48,890 vaccine doses will be received in addition by the states within the next three days, the statement read.

According to the Ministry, the country’ cumulative vaccine coverage has exceeded 15 crore.

Meanwhile, India registered 379,257 fresh Covid-19 cases and 3,645 fatalities, the highest single-day spike in 24 hours since the pandemic hit.

It was the second consecutive day when India recorded more than 3.5 lakh cases.

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