Over 2.98 cr Covid vaccine doses still available with states: Health Ministry

New Delhi : More than 2.98 crore (2,98,77,936) Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.

As many as 2,310 more will be received by them within the next three days, it added.

So far, the Centre has provided 29.35 crore (29,35,04,820) doses to the states. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 26,36,26,884 doses, as per data available this morning.

‘As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of the Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID-appropriate behaviour,’ the Ministry said.

Meanwhile, India recorded 53,256 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, pushing the country’s caseload to 2,99,35,221, while the death toll soared to 3,88,135 with 1422 more fatalities, according to the Ministry’s data.

A total of 28,00,36,898 doses have been administered since January 16 this year, of which 30,39,996 were administered in the past 24 hours, the data showed.

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