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India: 16.49 cr Covid-19 vaccine doses administered

New Delhi: The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 16.49 crore on Friday, the Union Health Ministry said.

A total of 11,80,798 beneficiaries between the age group of 18 and 44 years received their first dose of vaccine across 30 states and UTs, the Ministry’s statement said. These are– A&N Islands (330), Andhra Pradesh (16), Assam (220), Bihar (284), Chandigarh (2), Chhattisgarh (1,026), Delhi (1,83,679), Goa (741), Gujarat (2,24,109), Haryana (1,69,409), Himachal Pradesh (14), Jammu and Kashmir (21,249), Jharkhand (77), Karnataka (7,068), Kerala (22), Ladakh (86), Madhya Pradesh (9,823), Maharashtra (2,15,274), Meghalaya (2), Nagaland (2), Odisha (28,327), Puducherry (1), Punjab (2,187), Rajasthan (2,18,795), Tamil Nadu (8,419), Telangana (440), Tripura (2), Uttar Pradesh (86,420), Uttarakhand (17) and West Bengal (2,757).

As per the provisional report this morning, cumulatively, 16,49,73,058 vaccine doses have been administered through 24,11,300 sessions, These include 95,01,643 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 63,92,248 who have taken the second dose.

As many as 1,37,64,363 Front Line Workers (FLWs) have taken their first dose, 75,39,007– second dose, 11,80,798 beneficiaries under 18-45 age group (first dose), 5,33,28,112 1st dose beneficiaries and 1,35,91,594 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 5,43,12,908 1st dose) and 53,62,385 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years, the ministry said.

More than 23 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

On Thursday, 23,70,298 vaccine doses were given. Across 18,938 sessions, 10,60,064 beneficiaries were vaccinated for first dose and 13,10,234 beneficiaries received their second dose.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,76,12,351 today, while the National Recovery Rate is 81.95 per cent.

As many as 3,31,507 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

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