"Maharashtra becomes first state to administer over 3.5 crore vaccine doses"
8th July, 2021
Maharashtra has now become the first state to cross the 3.5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses landmark. On Wednesday the state vaccinated around 6.35 lakh people. Following Maharashtra closely is Uttar Pradesh with 3.52 crore people innoculated.
The highest single-day immunisation by Maharashtra was noted on July 3 with 8.11 lakh people innoculated. The state has the capacity to vaccinate 10 lakh people per day. Daily average Maharashtra in the first week of July is 4.29 lakh. In first week of July, Maharashtra has managed to administer 30 lakh vaccine doses against Covid-19. In the last week of month of June, the daily average was approximately 4.49 lakh with 31.46 lakh people vaccinated between June 23 to 30.
State officials said that they plan to speed up coverage of people aged over 45 years with both doses ahead of the third wave of Covid-19. Of 3.8 crore people in this pool, both doses have been administered to only 13.7 percent of Maharashtra's population (52.40 lakh).
For the remaining 3.3 crore people aged above 45 years, if the current pace of vaccination continues like this then Maharashtra will take another 77 days to cover them.