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India fastest in the world to vaccinate 3 million people, says govt

Jan 30, 2021 10:33 IST

India has become the fastest country in the world to vaccinate 3 million people in 13 days, health ministry data showed. The United States took 18 days, and Israel and the United Kingdom vaccinated 3 million people in 33 and 36 days.

Although India started its vaccination drive much later than the UK, US, and Israel, the vaccination rate has been higher in India. Around 2 lakh people got vaccinated on Jan 16, when the drive started, and since then the per day number jumped to the 5 lakh mark. 4 states have vaccinated over 2 lakh people.

With over 2.9 lakh vaccinations, Uttar Pradesh has covered the maximum, followed by Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra.  

As per the health ministry data, India was also the fastest in the world to reach the 1 million and 2 million mark.  

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