India has become the fastest country in the world to achieve over 70 lakh vaccinations against COVID-19 in only 26 days. It took 27 days for the US and 48 days for the UK. Union Health Ministry said, a total of over 70 lakh 17 thousand people have been administered COVID-19 vaccines in the country so far. More than four lakh five thousand people were inoculated with COVID vaccine doses in the last 24 hours.
The Ministry said, 13 States and Union Territories have vaccinated over 65 per cent of the registered health care workers. Bihar leads with over 79 per cent of the registered health care workers being vaccinated.
Puducherry has recorded the lowest vaccination performance of 17.5 per cent. The country’s COVID-19 recovery rate has reached 97.26 per cent with the total recovery of more than 11 thousand patients in the last 24 hours.