India has become the fastest country in the world to vaccinate 70 lakh people in the country in just 26 days. India has left US and UK in this sphere.
While it took 27 days for the US to vaccinate 70 lakh people, the UK took 48 days to get to the figure. India was also the first to reach the 60-lakh milestone a few days ago.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 70,17,114 beneficiaries have been administered the vaccine till 8 AM on Thursday (February 11).
57 lakh healthline workers and 13 lakh front line workers have been vaccinated. Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have the leading number of beneficiaries.
The ministry said that more than four lakh five thousand people have been inoculated with COVID vaccine doses in the last 24 hours. In the same period, 17 states and union territories did not report any death due to the virus.