India set a new record on daily Covid vaccine delivery by administering over 1.5 crore doses by 5 pm crossing the previous record of 1.33 crore doses in a day. The record coincided with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday.
Against a targeted record of 2.5 crore daily Covid doses—set for the day—the government on Friday crossed 1 crore daily doses post noon for the fourth time and set a new record by 2.30 pm.
The current Indian record is of administering 1.33 crore doses a day although the one crore mark has been crossed twice earlier.
The ruling BJP and the government aimed to scale up Covid inoculation to record highs on Friday with several states ruled by the party pledging to create new highs with inoculation today.
India has already picked up vaccine pace having administered more daily doses than 18 major nations combined on the crucial indicator of daily doses.
National Health Authority CEO RS Sharma, who oversees COWIN vaccine tracker said, “Celebrating the relentless efforts of India’s vaccinators against Covid, we have added a ticker to show vaccinations happening in near real-time. We are currently clocking over 42,000 vaccinations/minute or 700/second.”