Over 84,000 In 18-44 Age Group Vaccinated In A Day

India has recorded over 2.11 lakh Covid-linked deaths so far.

India is witnessing a frightening surge in dalily Covid cases with a large parts of the country getting affected by a devastating second Covid wave.

With 4.01 lakh cases recorded on Saturday, India’s caseload surged to 1.91 crore cases; 2,11,853 people have died so far. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state followed by Kerala, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

On Sunday, the country launched the third phase of the world’s biggest vaccination drive, extending the coverage to those in the age group of 18-44. Even as nearly 20 states said they have run of vaccine stocks, the Health Ministry said over 84.5 thousand people were vaccinated in the age group.

“The Liberalised and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination has come into force from today (1st May 2021). Registration for the newly eligible population groups has commenced on 28th April. 84,599 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine today,” a government statement last evening read.

“The total vaccination across the country has crossed more than 15.66 Cr mark. The country has administered more than 16 lakh vaccine doses till 8 pm today,” it said.

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