India administers record 1 crore Covid shots in a day

India administers over 1 crore Covid vaccine doses, highest ever in a single day

The cumulative number of doses given since the vaccination drive began on January 16 to now adds up to 62.17 crore

On August 17, over 88 lakh doses of the vaccine were administered across the country. Credit: PTI Photo

India on Friday administered more than one crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines in a single day.

As per the Co-Win dashboard, 1,00,64,032 doses were administered on Friday, taking the cumulative number of doses given since the vaccination drive began on January 16 to 62.17 crore.

“Record vaccination numbers today! Crossing 1 crore is a momentous feat. Kudos to those getting vaccinated and those making the vaccination drive a success,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

As per the Co-Win dashboard, 48.08 crore beneficiaries have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 14.08 crore persons have received both doses of the vaccine.

The vaccination drive is expected to gain further momentum in September as more than 20 crore doses would be available as vaccine makers step up production.

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