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Kovid vaccination crosses 22 crore mark in UP. Covid vaccination crosses 22 crore mark in UP



digital desk, Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh has crossed the 22 crore mark by giving one crore more doses in just five days.

According to official figures, 22.03 crore doses have been given in the state, which includes over 20.1 lakh vaccinations as on Wednesday.

Health officials said that the figure of 21 crore doses was achieved on January 7, which means more than one crore doses were given in just five days.

Lucknow tops the list with 64. 5 lakh doses, followed by Prayagraj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur and Kanpur Nagar with over 50 lakh doses.

At least 13.82 crore people have taken the first dose of the vaccine, while 8.18 crore people have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

Taking into account the adult eligible population of 14.74 crores, the numbers show that there is around 95 per cent and 56 per cent coverage in both the categories.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh witnessed a massive jump of 13,681 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 57,355.

Lucknow recorded the highest number of 2,181 cases in a day, while Gautam Buddha Nagar reported 1,992 cases.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the officials concerned to ensure adequate availability of vaccines and set a target of providing at least one dose to adolescents by the end of January.

More than 1.94 lakh booster doses have been given to health workers, frontline workers and senior citizens in the state in less than three days.

IANS

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