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Gujarat crosses yet another milestone in Covid vaccination; over 8 crore doses administered

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  • Gujarat is only the sixth state to crossed the milestone

Gandhinagar: Gujarat crossed another milestone in terms of vaccinating its population against Covid-19. As per the daily Covid bulletin issued by the state health department, more than 8 crore doses had been administered by Sunday evening.

According to the data shared in the bulletin, as many as 8,00,23,305 doses of the vaccine had been administered by Sunday evening.

Of these, just over 3.43 crore people have received both the doses, while 1.14 crore people have received one dose.

However, the pace of vaccination has reduced. After crossing the mark of 7 crore doses on October 29, the state reached the 8-crore mark on November 29, meaning it took a month for 1 crore doses. Prior to that, it took 32 days to go from 6 crore to 7 crore.

In comparison, it had taken 25 days to go from 3 crore to 4 crore, 23 days from 4 crore to 5 crore and 20 days from 5 crore to 6 crore.

The mark of 1 crore was reached 86 days after roll-out of the vaccination programme on January 16.

Gujarat is the sixth state to have reached milestone of 8 crore doses. Ahead of it are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

However, the number of fully vaccinated residents here is higher than in West Bengal and Bihar. Gujarat has 3.43 crore fully vaccinated people, while West Bengal has 2.86 crore and Bihar has 2.61 crore. This puts Gujarat fourth on the list of fully vaccinated individuals. It follows UP, Maharashtra and MP.

 

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