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India records highest single-day Covid-19 vaccine coverage

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Bennie Garza | 05 April, 2021, 10:11

Those aged below 45 will be invited to book their slots for Covid-19 vaccination from June, if all goes as planned, said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary in Parliament on Monday (April 5). No new registrations should be allowed since some ineligible beneficiaries were getting their names enlisted under this category, in violation of rules.

Out of which 33,65,597 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 3,05,645 beneficiaries received the second dose.

He stated that there has been 24 per cent increase in healthcare workers database in the past few days.

Sites across the state administered almost 250,000 vaccines in the past 24 hours, according to Cuomo. He also asked states to ensure universal vaccination of already registered healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) at the earliest.

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India had started COVID-19 vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with two vaccines - Covishield (Oxford-AstraZeneca's vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited). Besides, 4,57,78,875 and 7,65,354 beneficiaries aged more than 45 have been administered the first and second dose respectively.

Citing the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CNN reported that the country reported a new record over the weekend with more than four million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in 24 hours.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates hereThe third phase of coronavirus vaccination for all above 45 years began across the country on Thursday. Later, persons aged 60 years and above and those aged 45-59 years with identified 20 co-morbidities were covered from March 1 2021.

The country has administered a total of 7,06,18,026 vaccine doses till 8 pm, the ministry said, adding that the number included 6,13,56,345 people who received its first dose.

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