Over 70 lakh get Covid vaccine in India

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry today said India has become the fastest country in the world to achieve over 70 lakh vaccinations against Covid-19 in only 26 days, while it took 27 days for the US and 48 days for the UK to reach the same figure.

It also said that that 17 states and UTs have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours.

Till February, 11, 8 am, more than 70 lakh beneficiaries have been administered shots under the countrywide Covid-19 vaccination exercise, the government said.

The total cumulative vaccination coverage of 70,17,114 includes 57,05,228 healthcare workers (HCWs) and 13,11,886 frontline workers (FLWs), the Ministry said. A total of 1,43,056 sessions have been conducted so far, it addd.

According to the Ministry, 4,05,349 beneficiaries (HCWs- 94,890 and FLWs- 3,10,459) were vaccinated on Day-26 ( February 10) across 8,308 sessions.

“The number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day has shown a progressive increase,” it said and added: “Thirteen states and UTs have vaccinated over 65 per cent of the registered healthcare workers (HCWs). Bihar leads with over 79 per cent of the registered HCWs vaccinated.”


NT Bureau