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Coronavirus Updates: Over 101.2 Crore Vaccine Doses Administered in India, Says Govt

Coronavirus Updates: The health ministry said that 62,58,092 vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Saturday.

By: News Desk

News18.com

Last Updated: October 22, 2021, 07:48 IST

New Delhi

Municipal corporation workers use a mist cannon to sanitize a locality in the wake of a coronavirus pandemic after the Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (PTI)

More than 101.2 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country, including over 62 lakh doses administered on Friday, the Union health ministry said. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports by late night, it added.

Cumulatively, 40,41,65,807 first doses and 12,24,71,539 second doses of the vaccine have been administered to individuals in the 18-44 age group since Read More

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It’s a relative of the delta variant, identified by British scientists last month.

Because it isn’t a variant of interest or concern, it has not yet been officially named after a letter of the Greek alphabet, like the other worrisome variants.

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Covid Update

India reports 15,786 new cases and 231 deaths in the last 24 hours

the start of the third phase of the vaccination drive, according to the ministry’s data. Cumulatively 71,21,01,258 first doses and 30,03,07,997 second doses of the vaccine have been administered across the states and Union territories.

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 101.2 crore (1,01,24,09,255) doses, the ministry said, adding that 62,58,092 vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Saturday. The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, it underlined.

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