India on Friday set a record and administered over 2.5 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses. The country’s cumulative figure has jumped to over 79 crore. Out of all states, Karnataka topped the ongoing vaccination drive against covid-19 with over 26.9 lakh doses, followed by Bihar (over 26.6 lakh doses), Uttar Pradesh (over 24.8 lakh doses), Madhya Pradesh (over 23.7 lakh doses) and Gujarat (over 20.4 lakh doses).
According to data on the Co-WIN portal, the numbers went up steadily through the day with the cumulative number of jabs inoculated in the country crossing 79.25 crore at 10 pm.
The final tally will be higher when data arrive from all centres late in the night, officials said.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted in Hindi,
India has crossed Europe in the total number of vaccine doses administered so far, the government said.
India for a second consecutive day recorded over 30,000 new Coronavirus infections on Friday. According to data from the Union Health Ministry on Friday, India witnessed 34,403 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall Covid-19 cases to 33.38 million while the number of active cases dropped below 3.4 lakh. With 320 fatalities in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 444,248, the health ministry said.