More than 1,000,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered on Thursday as cumulative vaccinations in India crossed the 17-million mark, the Union ministry of well being and household welfare mentioned. “Total 10,93,954 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm today, the forty-eighth day of nationwide COVID19 vaccination,” the well being ministry mentioned in an announcement.

The ministry’s assertion comes on a day India witnessed a recent spike in every day new Covid-19 cases with 17,407 infections and 89 deaths. The well being ministry mentioned 5 states – Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka – continued to report a rise within the variety of Covid-19 instances and likewise accounted for nearly 86 per cent of the brand new instances within the final 24 hours.

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Day 48 of vaccination drive

According to the newest information from the ministry, 1,093,954 doses of the vaccine comprising 834,141 first doses and 258,813 second doses have been administered on Thursday. For healthcare staff, 47,137 first doses and 209,838 second doses have been administered. Also, frontline staff got 217,858 first doses and 49,975 second doses, the ministry mentioned.

While the second doses of the vaccinations are but to start for most people, 493,999 first doses have been administered to folks over 60 years of age and 75,147 doses to folks between 45 and 59 years with co-morbidities.

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Covid-19 vaccination drive to this point

With greater than 1,000,000 doses administered on Thursday alone, India’s vaccination drive has accomplished 17,711,287 jabs as of 7pm on Thursday, in keeping with the ministry.

The ministry additionally mentioned that 6,838,077 HCWs have obtained the primary dose and three,082,942 obtained the second dose. For FLWs 6,022,126 first doses and 54,177 second doses have been administered. So far, 1,495,016 doses have been given to folks over 60 years of age and 218,939 doses have been given to these between 45 and 59 years with co-morbidities.

India began its vaccination drive on January 16 to inoculate healthcare and frontline staff.

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