Maharashtra’s vaccination count crosses 5-crore mark

Maharashtra’s vaccination count crosses 5-crore mark

On Tuesday, Maharashtra successfully crossed the milestone of administering more than five crore COVID-19 vaccines. It is the second state in the country to cross this mark. The first state was Uttar Pradesh that had achieved this milestone on August 3, 2021. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took to his official Twitter account to inform that the state has achieved this significant mark.

According to the reports, Maharashtra had managed to administer 5,00,55,493 doses till Monday, August 16 2021. On Monday, August 16 the state had administered 6.08 lakh COVID-19 vaccines. It was on Saturday, August 14, 2021 that a record 9.36 lakh people were administered the COVID-19 vaccine across Maharashtra. Since the immunisation drive has started, this is the highest single-day number of vaccinations in the state so far.

Furthermore, out of these 3,69,79,429 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, there are 1,30,76,064 people in the state that have been completely vaccinated.

The break-up includes healthcare workers (first dose - 12,91,666, both doses - 9,51,770), frontline workers (first dose - 21,32,696, both doses - 12,99,288), 18-44 age group (first dose - 1,45,45,956, both doses - 12,04,043) and 45-plus age group (first dose - 1,90,09,111, both doses - 96,20,963).

"In record-breaking progress, India administers 55 crore #COVID19 vaccines. Let's strengthen India's fight against Coronavirus. Let's get vaccinated!" Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a tweet on Monday afternoon.

Coming over to the country numbers, India has so far inoculated over 55-crore people. 

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