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India overtakes US in COVID shots

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According to Union Health Ministry data on Monday, 32,36,63,297 doses ofcrore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. The US has given 32,33,328 COVID-19 doses so far.

After giving 17,21,268 doses in the last 24 hours, India surpassed the US’ tally of COVID-19 vaccinations. While the US has administered 32.33 crore vaccine doses, India’s figure reached 32.36 crores on Monday.

The Centre on Saturday told the Supreme Court that till June 25 more than 31 crore Covid vaccine doses were administered across the country which included over 1.73 crore doses to Health Care Workers (HCWs).

Over 2.66 crore doses administered to Frontline Workers (FLWs), over 9.93 crores doses to persons between 45 to 59 years of age and over 8.96 crore doses to persons above the age of 60 years, it said.

The Government said besides these, over 7.84 crore doses have been administered to persons between 18 to 44 years of age.

“Total 44.2 per cent of the priority population of persons above 45 years of age and 13 per cent of the population group of 18-44 years of age have received the first vaccine dose,” the Centre said last week in its affidavit filed in the top court in the suo motu matter on Covid-19 management. In May, 7,95,29,990 doses were available for the national COVID-19 vaccination programme, it said.

The Centre added that it is in constant and direct touch with state governments to ensure that these facilities are created and augmented on war footing.

India’s total COVID case tally went up to 3,02,79,331, while the death toll reached 3,96,730.

The top five states which registered maximum cases were Kerala with 10,905 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 9,974 cases, Tamil Nadu with 5,127 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 4,250 cases and Karnataka with 3,604 cases.

Among the 979 deaths, maximum casualties were reported in Maharashtra (405), followed by Tamil Nadu with 91 daily deaths.

– INDIA TODAY

Source DailyNews
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