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India faster than US, UK in administering 1 million vaccine shots: Health Ministry

The Union Health Ministry yesterday lauded India's efforts in conducting a successful vaccination drive and said India took only six days to administer one million Covid-19 vaccine doses, which is a higher count than countries like the US and the UK.

India is also sending COVID-19 vaccines to other nations as part of the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative.
India is also sending COVID-19 vaccines to other nations as part of the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia

The UK took 18 days whereas USA took 10 days to reach the one million mark.

The beneficiaries getting the COVID jabs inched close to the 1.6 million mark with a total of 27,920 sessions been conducted so far, according to media reports.

In a span of 24 hours, 191,609 people were vaccinated across 3,512 sessions. With 15,948 recovered cases in a span of 24 hours, a net decline of 1,254 cases has been recorded in the total active caseload during the same period.

Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal account for 75 per cent of the total active cases in the country.

India is also sending COVID-19 vaccines to other nations as part of the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative.

So far, 92 countries have approached India for COVID-19 vaccines, including Brazil, which accounts for the third-highest coronavirus caseload across the globe and the second-largest death toll.

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