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Over 27.62 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India, says Union Health Ministry 

5,39,11,586 persons across 37 States/Union Territories have received their first dose and a total of 12,23,196 have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.

Published: 19th June 2021 09:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2021 09:46 PM   |  A+A-

A health worker administers a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a woman, at drive-through vaccination centre of Moolchand Hospital, in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: India has administered more than 27.62 crore coronavirus vaccine doses so far with a total of 33,72,742 jabs being given on Saturday, the health ministry said.

The ministry, in a statement, said 20,49,101 vaccine doses were administered as the first dose and 78,394 as the second dose in the 18-44 age group on Saturday.

Cumulatively, 5,39,11,586 persons across 37 States/Union Territories have received their first dose and a total of 12,23,196 have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.

Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have administered more than 10 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years for the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the ministry said.

A total of 27,62,55,304 Covid vaccine doses have so far been administered across the country, according to a provisional report compiled at 7 pm.

As on Day-155 of the vaccination drive on Saturday, total 33,72,742 vaccine doses were given.

A total of 29,00,953 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 4,71,789 beneficiaries received the second dose of vaccine.

Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight, the ministry said.

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