Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine coverage nears 18.30 cr: Health Ministry

New Delhi : The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached nearly 18.30 crore, the Union Health Minister said here on Monday.

As per the provisional report this morning, a total of 18,29,26,460 vaccine doses have been administered through 26,68,895sessions. These include 96,45,695 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 66,43,661 who have taken the second dose.

A total of 1,44,44,096 Front Line Workers (FLWs) received their first dose, 81,96,053 others got their second dose, the Ministry’s statement said.

Under the 18-44 age groups, 52,64,073 were administered first dose, while 5,72,78,554 got their first dose and 91,07,311 second dose in the 45-59 years.

In the above 60 years, 5,45,15,352 beneficiaries received their first dose and 1,78,01,891 got their second dose.

A total of 4,35,138 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine in the last 24 hours and cumulatively 52,64,073 across 33 States and UTs since the start of phase-3 of vaccination drive.

Nearly 7 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

On Sunday, a total of 6,91,211 vaccines were administered. Across 6,068 sessions, 6,14,286 beneficiaries were vaccinated for first dose and 76,925 beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of vaccine.

Meanwhile, the country’s case count fell below the 3-lakh mark for the first time in 25 days as it recorded 2,81,386 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total tally to 24,965,463 while 4,106 people succumbed to the disease in the said period, which pushed up the death toll to 274,390.

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