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Over 2.6 cr vaccine doses still available with states: Centre

New Delhi: The government on Monday said that more than 2.60 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine are still available with the states.

“More than 2.60 Cr (2,60,12,352) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.

It further said that so far more than 42.15 crore (42,15,43,730) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs through all sources.

“Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 39,55,31,378 doses till 0800 hrs, Monday,” the statement said.

Notably, till now, 40,64,81,493 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccines, with 13,63,123 being inoculated against the virus in the past 24 hours.

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21. Since then the vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines.

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