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COVID: India administers over 1 crore vaccine doses, thrice in last 11 days

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A beneficiary receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Moti Lal Nehru Medical College in Prayagraj.

India on Monday has once again achieved a milestone by administering more than 1 crore Covid vaccine doses for the third time in the last 11 days. In addition to this, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed the 69.68 crore-mark, the Union Health Ministry said. 

According to the 7 pm provisional report, more than 92 lakh (92, 00,822) doses were administered on Monday.

The daily tally is expected to increase further as the 7 pm provisional report gets updated with the compilation of the final numbers for the day by late night, the ministry said.

Cumulatively, 27,64,10,694 first doses have been administered to individuals in the 18-44 age group across states and union territories and 3,57,76,726 second doses in the same age group since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive on May 1, according to the data.

The ministry further said that cumulatively 53,29,27,201 first doses have been administered while 16,39,69,127 second doses have been given.

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, the ministry underlined. 

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