Coronavirus vaccine: India administers over 87.8 lakh doses on July 31

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Coronavirus Vaccine (Image: pexels)
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New Delhi : India on Saturday administered more than 87.8 lakh doses, achieving its July target of providing 13.5 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses. With this the total number of vaccines administered in the nation has crossed 47 crore mark, highest in the world after China. Over 10.2 crore people in the country are fully vaccinated.

The nation had changed its vaccination policy on June 21 with a target to vaccinate everyone by the end of the year. On the first day (June 21), India had administered around 87.29 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines. But soon after that the daily number of vaccine doses fluctuated drastically for various reasons.

Despite fluctuations, the country managed an average of 58 lakh doses daily in the last seven days and with that it managed to achieve its July target. Over 43 lakh doses were given daily on an average during the month.

For a long time, Maharashtra was leading the drive, but in the last few days, UP has moved ahead, administering over 4.84 crore doses so far. Maharashtra, which has given 4.45 crore doses, however, has the largest number of fully vaccinated people — over 1 crore. West Bengal and Gujarat are next in line, followed by UP, where close 78 lakh people are now fully vaccinated.

As per available data, China has given over 160 crore vaccine doses; the US has administered 34 crore doses and Brazil has given 14 crore vaccines so far.

Over 4.14 billion doses have been administered worldwide till now, with at least 28.3% of the global population having received at least one dose, according to Our World in Data project, though there are vast disparities in vaccination numbers.