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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • More than 23 percent of the adult population in India have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccines
  • Two-thirds of India’s adult population have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • 99 percent of India’s health workers have been administered the first dose, and 84 percent have been fully vaccinated
  • Lakshadweep, Chandigarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Sikkim have administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to its entire adult population

Today, the government announced that India has administered two-third of its adult with at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It added that more than 23 percent of the adult population have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Addressing the achievement, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan cited that they were able to achieve the target due to tremendous work by some states. He informed that as per the data, 99 percent of India’s health workers have been administered the first dose, and 84 percent have been fully vaccinated. “All frontline workers have received the first Covid vaccine shot and more than 80 percent have received both doses,” the data read.

Speaking further, Bhushan informed that Lakshadweep, Chandigarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Sikkim have administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to its entire adult population.

Referring to the fresh COVID -19 cases, he cited that though India reported over 31,000 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, the absolute numbers have witnessed a decline. Nearly 62.73 percent of the new Covid-19 cases over the last week were recorded in Kerala. He also instructed the states and UTs to make special arrangements for the vaccination of differently-abled persons.

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