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India’s COVID-19 vaccinations cross 10 cr doses; over 35 lakh given in last 24 hrs

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New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 10 crores on Sunday with over 35 lakh doses given in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Cumulatively, 10,15,95,147 vaccine doses have been administered through 15,17,963 sessions, as per the provisional report till 0700 hrs this morning, the Ministry said.

These include 90,04,063 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 55,08,289 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 99,53,615 Front Line Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 47,59,209 FLWs (2nd dose), 3,96,51,630 1st dose beneficiaries and 18,00,206 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 3,02,76,653 (1st dose) and 6,41,482 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60.

Eight states account for 60.27 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country, the Ministry said.

‘Over 35 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours,’ the Ministry said.

‘As on Day-85 of the vaccination drive (April 10), 35,19,987 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 31,22,109 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 42,553 sessions for 1st dose and 3,97,878 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine,’ the Ministry said.

In terms of the number of daily doses administered globally, India continues to remain at the top with an average of 38,34,574 doses administered per day, the Ministry further said.

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