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India’s COVID-19 vaccinations cross 10.85 cr doses

New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 10.85 crore on Tuesday as the ‘Tika Utsav’ entered the third day, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here.

Cumulatively, 10,85,33,085 vaccine doses have been administered through 16,08,448 sessions, as per the provisional report till 0700 hrs this morning, the Ministry said.

These include 90,33,621 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 55,58,103 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,00,78,589 Front Line Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 49,19,212 FLWs (2nd dose), 4,17,12,654 1st dose beneficiaries and 22,53,077 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 3,42,18,175 (1st dose) and 7,59,654 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years.

Eight states account for 60.16 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country, the Ministry said. ‘Over 40 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours,’ the Ministry said.

As on Day-87 of the vaccination drive (April 12), 40,04,521 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 34,55,640 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 52,087 sessions for 1st dose and 5,48,881 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine.

In terms of the number of daily doses administered globally, India continues to remain at the top with an average of 41,69,609 doses administered per day, the Ministry further said.

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