The Union government on Thursday said that more than 28.8 million Covid-19 vaccine doses remain unutilised with states and Union territories (UTs). The government also said that 5.3 million more vaccine doses are in the pipeline to be supplied for the states and UTs.
“More than 47.48 crore (47,48,77,490) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 53,05,260 doses are in the pipeline,” the Union ministry of health and family welfare said in a press release. “More than 2.88 Cr (2,88,55,050) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered,” the ministry added.
Further, the ministry also noted that the total consumption of vaccines by states is 44,74,97,240 doses including wastage.
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Meanwhile, the cumulative Covid-19 vaccine coverage in India crossed the 450-million mark, the ministry also said on Thursday. “Cumulatively, 45,07,06,257 vaccine doses have been administered through 54,11,501 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am today. 43,92,697 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours,” the health ministry said in its Covid-19 vaccination update. This includes 352,545,271 first doses and 98,160,986 second doses, its dashboard at 8.30am showed.
Healthcare workers have received 10,296,166 first doses and 7,771,787 second doses while the frontline workers have been given 17,914,176 first doses and 11,081,579 second doses, the data showed.
As many as 43,509 people tested positive for Covid-19 in India in the last 24 hours and 640 more people succumbed to their illness. With this the total confirmed cases so far reached 31,528,114 while the death toll climbed to 422,662, the ministry’s data showed. Active caseload again went above the 400,000-mark and was recorded at 403,840, which accounts for 1.28% of the total confirmed cases.