India fastest nation in vaccinating 4 million people: Govt

New Delhi: In the 19 days since the beginning of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination drive, India has inoculated nearly 4.5 million (44,49,552) of its population, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.

The ministry officials also claimed that India has become the fastest country in the world to achieve the 4 million milestone in just 18 days.

As per the data, the United States, Israel and the United Kingdom followed India in its feat of immunizing 4 million of its population. In comparison to India, the US took 20 days, while Israel and the UK took 39 days each.

“Many other countries have had a head start of almost 65 days while India launched the countrywide vaccination drive in the mid half of January. It is the country’s significant achievement in its fight against the global pandemic,” they added.

Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, 3,10,604 people have been vaccinated across 8,041 sessions. A total of 84,617 sessions of vaccination have been conducted so far.

The ministry also informed that only seven states have contributed to 55 per cent of the total vaccination drive.

Meanwhile, the total active caseload for Covid-19 in the country dropped to 1.55 lakh on Thursday. India’s present active cases now consist of just 1.44 per cent of the total positive cases.

However, as per experts, the drop in cases should not be linked with the vaccination.

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