On Tuesday, India broke its own COVID-19 record for vaccination of a maximum number of individuals in a single day. It was announced by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya that more than 1.09 crore doses of the coronavirus vaccine were administered today.
The Union Health Minister had tweeted with his official Twitter handle, “Country has reached a new milestone! Breaking the previous record of administering over 1.09 crore doses of vaccine, today a new record was made”. He further added that today more than the previous number of highest doses have been administered and the number is continuously rising.
The confirmation came from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that 65 crore COVID-19 doses have been administered in India to date. On Friday, it logged its highest ever daily vaccination figure and the mark of 1,00,64,032 doses which was above one crore. The highest state to inoculate over 29 lakh beneficiaries in a single day was Uttar Pradesh.
The top officials of the country including Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya hailed it as a big feat for the nation. The BJP Chief JP Nadda has earlier said that he has full confidence that they will be able to vaccinate the entire eligible population by the end of the year as there is an increase in supply for the jab.