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Over 2.87 cr Covid vaccine doses still available with states: Health Ministry

New Delhi: More than 2.87 crore (2,87,71,085) Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.

As many as 52,26,460 more will be received by them within the next three days, it added.

So far, the Centre has provided 28.50 crore (28,50,99,130) doses to the states. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 25,63,28,045 doses, as per data available this morning.

‘As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of the Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID-appropriate behaviour,’ the Ministry said.

Meanwhile, India recorded 60,753 fresh infections of the novel coronavirus and 1,647 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the overall cases to 2,86,78,390 and fatalities to 3,85,137, according to the Ministry’s data.

A total of 27,23,88,783 doses have been administered since January 16 this year, of which 33,00,085 were administered in the past 24 hours, the data showed.

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