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Over 1.6 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses still available with states and UTs, says health ministry

Of the 21 crore vaccine doses that have been given to states and UTs, the total consumption, including wastage, has been 19,73,61,311 doses so far.

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New Delhi: More than 1.60 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories, and over 2.67 lakh doses will be supplied to them in the next three day, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.

In a statement, the ministry said more than 21 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories (UTs).

“Of this, the total consumption, calculated based on average up to May 21, 2021, including wastage, is 19,73,61,311 doses (as per data available at 8 am today),” it said.

“More than 1.60 crore COVID vaccine doses (1,60,13,409) are still available with the states/UTs to be administered,” the statement said.

It said that 2,67,110 vaccine doses “are in the pipeline and will be received by the states/UTs within the next three days”.

Also read: Steep fall in Covid cases by 1 July but a 3rd wave could hit in 6-8 months: Expert panel chief


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