Covid-19: Uttar Pradesh becomes first state to vaccinate over 9 crore people

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Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in India to administer more than 9 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses. A total of 9.01 crore people in Uttar Pradesh have been vaccinated so far.

1,53,61,007 people in Uttar Pradesh are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, while 7,47,90,908 persons have been inoculated with the first dose. (Representational image: PTI)

Setting another record, Uttar Pradesh became the first Indian state on Wednesday to inoculate more than 9 crore people with Covid-19 vaccines. The state has administered a total of 9.01 crore vaccine doses so far since the launch of the nationwide Covid vaccination drive in January.

Uttar Pradesh is racing past other Indian states in attempting to mitigate the anticipated third wave of Covid-19 through vaccination.

The state administered over 3,61,787 doses of vaccine till 7 pm on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 9,01,51,915. The focused Covid vaccination drive in Uttar Pradesh has ensured that more than 1,53,61,007 people in the state are fully vaccinated. More than 7,47,90,900 people have been inoculated with the first dose in the state.

Uttar Pradesh took almost 100 days to administer the first one crore vaccine doses. It then took another 45 days to cross the 2-crore mark and 59 more days to vaccinate 5 crore people. The state then took 14 days to reach the 6-crore mark and 11 more days to administer 7 crore doses by August 28. It just took 9 more days to go past the 8-crore mark on September 7.

On the contrary, Maharashtra lags behind with 6.97 crore doses administered so far. The vaccination numbers in Rajasthan stand at 5.10 crore, while West Bengal has vaccinated around 4.84 crore people. In Tamil Nadu, only 4.04 crore vaccine doses have been given and Kerala has administered only 3.22 crore doses.

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