A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of a vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus, at a drive-through vaccination centre inside a shopping mall in Mumbai on June 23, 2021.
A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of a vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus, at a drive-through vaccination centre inside a shopping mall in Mumbai on June 23, 2021.
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Maharashtra has cumulatively administered COVID-19 vaccine doses to 2,86,45,543 people as on June 23 and it continues to top among other states.

Maharashtra is followed by Uttar Pradesh 2,71,85,347, Gujarat 2,30,28,201, Rajasthan 2,20,98,670, Karnataka 2,00,28,201, West Bengal 1,96,36,666, Madhya Pradesh 1,67,60,464, Bihar 1,46,26,412, Andhra Pradesh 1,40,39,082, Tamil Nadu 1,33,75,937, Kerala 1,26,39,661, Odisha 1,04,22,623 and Telangana 94,55,968.

On Tuesday (June 22), the state set a new single-day record with the inoculation of 5,58,639 people through 5,399 centres. Previously the best was on April 26, 2021, at 5.34 lakh people who were administered COVID-19 vaccine doses in a single day, said the public health department additional chief secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas.

As per the state government data, 40,26,047 individuals aged between 18 and 44 years received the vaccine doses in the state till Wednesday since the inoculation drive for this age group began on May 1.

So far, 12,54,577 health care workers have been administered the first dose of the vaccine, while 8,20,011 of them have got their second dose.

Similarly, 20,71,118 frontline workers in the state have till now received their first vaccine dose and of them, 8,74,812 got their second dose.

Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the state government has launched free vaccination for people 18 years and above from Tuesday.

The state has so far received 40 lakh vaccine doses in June and it is expected to get another 30 lakh doses for the next 10 days for free vaccination programme for this month. Tope said the state can administer 10 lakh people daily after the vaccine supply is streamlined.

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