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Coronavirus Vaccination Update: Over 60 million doses administered till March 28

New Delhi: The tally for the total number of vaccines administered in India crossed over the 60-million mark on Sunday. A total 6,02,69,782 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far till Saturday, with 21,54,170 doses given in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

A nurse holding a COVID-19/Coronavirus vaccine dose (Picture Courtesy: Xinhua)

New Delhi: The tally for the total number of vaccines administered in India crossed over the 60-million mark on Sunday. A total 6,02,69,782 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far till Saturday, with 21,54,170 doses given in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

As per the Health Ministry, 4,70,01,472 beneficiaries have given their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines, out of these 20,09,805 people got their first jab in the last 24 hours. The tally of beneficiaries who received their second dose stood at 88,28,346 people. While the statistics show that 1,44,365 beneficiaries received their second dose in the last 24 hours.

Among states, Maharashtra leads with the highest number of beneficiaries with 54,94,759 doses administered so far, followed by Rajasthan ( 53,07,621 doses) and Uttar Pradesh (52,40,969 doses).

India reported over 62,000 cases on Sunday as the tally for new cases reached 62,714 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The number of people recovered also saw a jump as 62,258 recoveries were reported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The number of deaths however climbed above 300 in the country as 312 people lost their lives across India on Saturday.

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The new rise in cases pushed the total case tally to 1,19,71,624 cases, while the recoveries rose to 1,13,23,762 patients being released in total so far. The death toll in the country rose above 1,61,500 as 1,61,552 people have succumbed to COVID-19 infection, data showed.

The total number of doses administered in the country rose above 60 million on Sunday as 6,02,69,782 doses have been administered, as per the Health Ministry data. Out of these 21,54,170 beneficiaries received their COVID-19 vaccines in the last 24 hours.

The data points to a dangerous uptick in the number of new cases as India recorded 62,714 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 456 more cases more than it did on March 27.

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Across India, six states – Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat are continuing to report a surge in daily new cases, the data released by the Ministry of Health showed on March 27. Among these six, Maharashtra alone reported 35,726 new cases in the last 24 hours.

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