Andhra Pradesh vaccinates more than 1.3 million people in a day

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Hyderabad : Andhra Pradesh on Sunday created a record as it vaccinated more than 1.3 million people in a day. A total of 13,45,004 vaccine doses were administered to people across the state in a special drive that ended at 9 pm.

The state also vaccinated more than 1 crore people till date with the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

"At 8 pm, over 1.3 million vaccinations have been completed across the state which is almost 50 per cent of the national vaccination drive. It is a remarkable achievement to show that our medical team and other staff can take up over 1 million vaccinations a day if government of India maintains the supply," the state government said in a statement.

"Special compliments to district collectors Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari Krishna and Guntur for making all out efforts in vaccinating more than 1 lakh doses today In their districts," it said.

The special vaccination drive was undertaken by the state health department on the orders of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

The state reported 5,646 fresh Covid cases, while 7,772 recovered and another 50 died virus in the 24 hours ending 9 am today.