India’s COVID-19 vaccinations cross 10.45 cr doses; 30 lakh doses administered on Day 1 of ‘Tika Utsav’

New Delhi, Apr 12 (UNI) Nearly 30 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered on Day 1 of ‘Tika Utsav’ pushing cumulative coverage to 10.45 crore, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here on Monday.

Today marks Day-2 of the countrywide ‘Tika Utsav’. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 10.45 crore on Monday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Cumulatively, 10,45,28,565 vaccine doses have been administered through 15,56,361 sessions, as per the provisional report till 0700 hrs this morning, the Ministry said.

These include 90,13,289 Health Care Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 55,24,344 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 99,96,879 Front Line Workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 47,95,756 FLWs (2nd dose), 4,05,30,321 1st dose beneficiaries and 19,42,705 2nd dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 3,20,46,911 (1st dose) and 6,78,360 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60.

Eight states account for 60.13 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country, the Ministry said.

‘Nearly 30 lakh vaccination doses were administered yesterday, on Day 1 of Tika Utsav,’ the Ministry said.

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 the private work places.

Additionally, despite being a Sunday, which generally witnesses lower vaccination numbers, the first day of Tika Utsav clocked nearly 30 lakh vaccination doses.

As on Day-86 of the vaccination drive (April 11), 29,33,418 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 27,01,439 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 38,398 sessions for 1st dose and 2,31,979 beneficiaries received 2nd 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, the Ministry further said.

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