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Covid-19 Updates: India Administers 30 Lakh Vaccination Doses on Day 1 of ‘Tika Utsav’ amidst 1.68 Lakh New Corona Cases

30 Lakh Vaccination Doses

India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccine dose count has crossed 10.45 crores as the country recorded over 1.68 lakh new Corona cases in the last 24 hours.

Cumulatively, 10,45,28,565 vaccine doses have been administered through 15,56,361 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 90,13,289 HCWs who have taken the first dose and 55,24,344 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 99,96,879 FLWs (the first dose), 47,95,756 FLWs (the second dose), 4,05,30,321 first dose beneficiaries and 19,42,705 second dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 3,20,46,911 (first dose) and 6,78,360 (second dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said. Eight states account for 60.13% of the total doses given so far in the country, it added.

Day 1 of the countrywide ‘Tika Utsav’ saw 63,800 Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) operational, which is a rise of an average of 18,800 operational CVCs. Most CVCs were operational in private workplaces. Additionally, despite being a Sunday, which generally witnesses lower vaccination numbers, the first day of Tika Utsav clocked nearly 30 lakh vaccination doses, MoHFW said.

As of Day-86 of the vaccination drive (11 April, 2021), 29,33,418 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 27,01,439 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 38,398 sessions for the first dose and 2,31,979 beneficiaries received the second dose of vaccine.

In terms of the number of daily doses administered globally, India continues to remain at the top with an average of 40,55,055 doses administered per day. The corresponding figure yesterday was 38,34,574.

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