“India took only 92 days to reach 12 crore vaccinations, the fastest country across the world. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have administered more than one crore vaccines each,” said Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey.
The minister added that 79 percent of the new cases are being reported from 10 states.
The Union health ministry said that India is followed by the US which took 97 days and China which took 108 days. Cumulatively,12,26,22,590 vaccine doses have been administered through 18,15,325 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am.
These include 91,28,146 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 57,08,223 HCWs who have taken the seconddose,1,12,33,415 FLWs who have received the first dose and 55,10,238 FLWs who have taken the second dose. Besides, 4,55,94,522 and 38,91,294beneficiaries aged more than 60 have been administered the first and second dose respectively and 4,04,74,993 and10,81,759beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years have taken the first and second dose respectively.