The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 58 million, the Union Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
More than 43 lakh vaccine doses were administered on Saturday, according to a preliminary report produced at 7 p.m.
According to the ministry, 20,88,547 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received the first dose and 7,36,870 received the second dose of the vaccine on Saturday.
Since the third phase of the vaccination campaign began in the states and territories, a cumulative total of 184.108.40.206 people in that age group have received the first dose and 220.127.116.115 the second dose of the vaccine.
On the 218th day (August 21) of the vaccination campaign, a total of 43,92,759 vaccine doses were administered – 27,77,409 beneficiaries received the first dose and 16.15,350 received the second dose – according to the preliminary report.
The final report for the day would be made late into the night.
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