India’s cumulative vaccine coverage exceeds 18.58 Cr: Health Ministry

New Delhi : The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached 18.58 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

As per the provisional report this morning, a total of 18,58,09,302 vaccine doses have been administered through 27,10,934 sessions. These include 96,73,684 Health Care Worker (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 66,59,125 who have taken the second dose.

A total of 1,45,69,669 Front Line Workers (FLWs) have been administered the first dose, while 82,36,515 has got the second dose.

As per the Ministry, in the 18-44 age group, 64,77,443 beneficiaries have been vaccinated with the first dose.

In the age group of 45 to 59 years, as many as 5,80,46,339 have got the first dose and 93,51,036 the second.

A total of 5,48,16,7671 of the above 60 have received the first dose and 1,79,78,724 got the second dose, the statement added.

Meanwhile, the country recorded 4,529 new fatalities due to the Novel Coronavirus, the highest single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic last year, taking the total fatalities to 2,83,248, as per the Ministry’s data.

India’s daily COVID-19 tally was below the three-lakh mark for the third day in a row, as it recorded 2,67,334 new cases, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 2,54,96,330.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 32,03,01,177 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus, of which record 20,08,296 tests were conducted in the past one day.

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