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Over 161 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far: Govt

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New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 161.81 crore doses with more than 61 lakh doses being administered on Saturday, the Health Ministry said.

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of final reports for the day, the ministry added.

Cumulatively, 53,36,82,347 first doses have been administered to individuals in the 18-44 age group across states and union territories and 38,66,19,600 second doses have been given in the same age group since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive, according to health ministry data.

The ministry further said that cumulatively 92,69,16,256 first doses and 68,32,71,219 second doses have been administered.

More than 79 lakh (79,78,438) precaution doses for the identified categories of beneficiaries have been administered so far.

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 161.81 crore (1,61,81,65,913) doses. More than 61 lakh (61,62,171) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm Saturday, it said.

In the age group of 15-18 years, 4,14,36,237 doses have been administered.

The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry underlined.

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