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Free Vaccination Drive : After Record Opening Day Numbers, Drastic Fall From 88.09 lakh Doses To 54.24 lakh Vaccine Doses

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A day after achieving a historic milestone of 88.09 lakh COVID-19 vaccinations, a significant dip was recorded in the inoculation numbers as only 54.24 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, according to an updated data of the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.

ANI reported that a total of 29.46 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered under the ‘Nationwide Vaccination Drive’ so far.

As the new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from Monday, in a landmark achievement, 88.09 lakh vaccine doses were administered on the first day of the new phase beginning June 21. This is the highest single-day number of jabs in the world.

Meanwhile, India reported 50,848 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative recoveries reached 2,89,94,855, including 68,817 patients who were recovered in the last 24 hours.

With this, the active caseload went down further to 6,43,194, the lowest in 82 days. The recovery rate improved to 96.56 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is currently at 3.12 per cent.

Reacting to the dip in vaccination numbers, Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram tweeted,

Taking a dig At Prime Minister Narendra Modi he wrote in another tweet,

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