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India crosses 5.5 crore COVID vaccination mark


NEW DELHI: Union Well being Ministry in its day by day vaccination replace on Friday mentioned the cumulative variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation has crossed 5.5 crore with over 23 lakh inoculated within the final 24-hours.

“A complete of 5,55,04,440 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report until 7 am at the moment. These embrace 80,34,547 HCWs (well being care staff) who’ve taken the first dose and 51,04,398 HCWs who’ve taken the 2nd dose, 85,99,981 frontline staff (FLWs) 1st dose, 33,98,570 FLWs (2nd dose), 2,47,67,172 beneficiaries greater than 60 years previous and 55,99,772 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with particular co-morbidities,” in accordance with the Well being Ministry mentioned on Friday.

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Complete 23,58,731 vaccine doses got within the final 24-hours, which marks the 69th day of vaccination.

Of those, 21,54,934 beneficiaries had been vaccinated throughout 40,595 periods for 1st dose and a pair of,03,797 HCWs and FLWs obtained 2nd dose of the vaccine.

“Ten States account for almost 70 per cent of the vaccine doses got over the past 24 hours,” the ministry mentioned.

In the meantime, India continues to witness a surge in new COVID-19 circumstances as 59,118 recent infections and 257 deaths had been reported within the nation within the final 24 hours, the Union Well being Ministry knowledgeable on Friday.

With recent 32,987 recoveries, a complete of 1,12,64,637 folks have recovered from the illnesses to this point.

The cumulative variety of circumstances reached 1,18,46,652 together with 4,21,066 lively circumstances and 1,60,949 deaths.

5 states, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat have reported a surge in day by day new circumstances.

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