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India hits another milestone, administers over 1.09 crore doses in a single day

India hits another milestone, administers over 1.09 crore doses in a single day

New Delhi: India on Tuesday hit a new high in single day vaccinations as it crossed the one-crore milestone for the second time within five days by administering over 1.09 crore doses of anti-Covid jabs till 10 pm.

The numbers are the highest achieved by India on a single day since the beginning of the vaccination drive on January 16.

The data of 1.09 crore vaccinations is as per the provisional reports received till 7 pm on Tuesday.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted, "Congratulations, as India administers another 1 crore Covid 19 vaccinations today. The highest one-day record of 1.09 crore vaccine doses achieved till 6 pm - and still counting! Under PM Narendra Modi Ji, India is fighting strongly against Corona."

The maximum number of COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in Uttar Pradesh with more than 28 lakh vaccinations on August 27.

While supplies are expected to improve further, the government estimates around 20-22 crore doses in September and another 25-30 crore in October. The last two months of the year are expected to receive 35 crore doses each, the Times of India quoted a senior official as saying.

Five days back, India had administered over 1 crore (1,08,83,963) vaccine doses for the first time.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare confirmed that 65 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far.

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