Over 36 lakh vaccinated in past 24 hrs

New Delhi, Apr 2 (UNI): India on Friday registered the highest ever single day figure of vaccinating more than 36.7 lakh against the COVID-19 in past 24 hours.

“As on Day-76 of the vaccination drive (1st April, 2021), 36,71,242 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 33,65,597 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 51,215 sessions for 1st dose and 3,05,645 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine,” the government said.

Till now, more than 6.87 crore (6,87,89,138) vaccine doses have been administered through 11,37,456 sessions, as per the provisional report till 0700 hours Friday.

These include 83,06,269 HCWs (1st dose), 52,84,564HCWs (2nd dose), 93,53,021FLWs (1st dose) and 40,97,634 FLWs (2nd Dose), 97,83,615 (1st Dose) and 39,401 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities and 3,17,05,893 (1st Dose) and 2,18,741 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, in a late night tweet on Thursday, urged the people above 45 years to register themselves on CoWIN portal and get vaccinated.

Eight States viz. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, account for 59.58 per cent of the cumulative doses given so far. Maharashtra alone accounts for 9.48 per cent of the total doses given in India.

About Post Author