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Vaccination drive: More than four lakh people aged 18-44 vaccinated in phase-3

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People in the age group of 18-44 received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in 12 states/UTs

A total of 4,06,339 people of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine across 12 states/UTs. These are Chhattisgarh (1,025), Delhi (40,028), Gujarat (1,08,191), Haryana (55,565), Jammu and Kashmir (5,587), Karnataka (2,353), Maharashtra (73,714), Odisha (6,802), Punjab (635), Rajasthan (76,151), Tamil Nadu (2,744) and Uttar Pradesh (33,544), a statement from the Ministry of Health has said.

Cumulatively, 15,89,32,921 vaccine doses have been administered through 23,35,822 sessions so far, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 94,48,289 Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 62,97,900 HCWs who have taken the second dose; 1,35,05,877 Frontline Workers (FLWs) (first dose); 72,66,380 FLWs (second dose) and 4,06,339 for 18-44 years of age group (first dose); 5,30,50,669 for over 45 years old to 60 years old (first dose); 41,42,786 for over 45 years old to 60 years old (second dose); 5,28,16,238 for above 60 years (first dose) and 1,19,98,443 for above 60 years (second dose).

As on day 108 of the vaccination drive (3rd May, 2021), 17,08,390 vaccine doses were given.

Across 12,739 sessions, 8,38,343 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 8,70,047 beneficiaries received the second dose of the vaccine.

Apart from it, 3,57,229 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh reported 71.71 per cent of the new cases.

Further, Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 48,621 followed by Karnataka with 44,438 new cases and Uttar Pradesh with 29,052 new cases.

A total of 3,449 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

However, two states/UTs – D&D & D&N and Arunachal Pradesh – have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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