New Delhi: India administered 41.7 crores vaccine doses under the National Vaccination Program till July 21, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday (July 22).
According to the data, 41,78,51,151 vaccine doses have been administered so since the start of the vaccination drive on January 21.
Out of this, 14,69,815 people were administered with the first dose in the last 24 hours with 8,07,864 people getting the second jab of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Last month, India achieves another milestone in COVID-19 vaccination and overtakes USA in total number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered.
As the new phase of universalisation of coronavirus vaccination commenced from June 21, in a landmark achievement, 88.09 lakh vaccine doses were administered on the first day of the new phase beginning June 21.
This was also the highest single-day number of jabs in the world.
India on Thursday reported a dip in new cases with 41,383 new infections down from the previous day tally of 42,015 cases reported on Wednesday. The tally dropped by 632 cases after a surge reported on Wednesday. On July 21 the cases had shown a sharp rise of 12,000 cases of Covid-19.
The country in the last 24 hours recorded 507 deaths on Thursday.
On the recovery front, there was a welcome surge as 38,652 after a dip of 36,977 recoveries registered on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 3,04,29,339 patients out of hospitals till date.
Active cases in the country showed a mild spike after declining for the past three days with 4,09,394 active infections from 4,07,170 cases on Wednesday.
With these additions, the total case tally has now gone up to 3,12,57,720 while the death toll now stands at 4,18,987 lives lost so far.