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India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage about to cross 52 crore mark; Recovery rate stands at 97.4 pc

Updated: August 11, 2021 1:11 pm

India’s cumulative COVID vaccination coverage has reached nearly 52 crore now. Union Health Ministry yesterday said that more than 40 crore vaccine doses were administered as first dose and over 11 crore vaccine doses given as second doses so far. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st of June this year.

The Ministry said, more than 37 lakh 76 thousand vaccine doses were administered yesterday. Over 20 lakh 47 thousand vaccine doses were administered as first dose and more than four lakh vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18 to 44 years. Cumulatively, over 18 crore 20 lakh persons in the age group 18 to 44 years across 37 States and Union Territories have received their first dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.

Five states namely Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have administered more than one crore cumulative doses of COVID-19 Vaccine in the age group 18 to 44 years. The Ministry said, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have vaccinated more than 10 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18 to 44 years for the first dose of COVID vaccine.

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