India on Tuesday administered over 1 crore vaccine doses till 6 pm, the highest-one day record for the country, an update posted by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya read. This took the cumulative doses administered in the country to over 65 crore.
India took 85 days to touch the figure of 10 crore. It then took 45 days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach 30 crore. The country took 24 days to reach 40 crore and then 20 more days to cross 50 crore vaccinations on August 6. It took 19 more days to go past the 60-crore mark on August 25.
"Congratulations, as India administers another 1 crore COVID-19 vaccinations today. Highest one-day record of 1.09 crore vaccine doses achieved till 6 pm - and still counting! Under PM @NarendraModi ji, India is fighting strongly against corona," Mandaviya wrote on Twitter.
In a second tweet, Mandaviya said the country achieved another milestone as 50 crore people received their first Covid-19 vaccine dose.
"Another milestone achieved in the world's largest vaccination drive under PM @NarendraModi ji. 50 crore people received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. I applaud the hard work of COVID warriors & diligence of citizens in helping achieve this momentous feat," he said.
Cumulatively, 25,32,89,059 individuals in the age group of 18-44 years across states and UTs have received their first dose and 2,85,62,650 have received their second dose since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive, according to the health ministry which cited a provisional report till 7 PM.
According to an official source, on an average 74.09 lakh vaccine doses have been administered daily in India in the last one week.
Earlier in the day, the ministry stated that over 64.36 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories so far through the Centre's free of cost channel and the direct state procurement category. Further, 14,94,040 doses will be supplied to states and union territories (UTs). The ministry said that 5,42,30,546 COVID-19 vaccine doses -- balance and unutilised -- are still available with states and UTs.