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Every 2nd Delhi adult now fully vaccinated against Covid | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: Every second adult in Delhi is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and nearly nine of 10 eligible beneficiaries have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Till 8pm on Friday, 42,345 vaccine doses, including 29,593 second shots, were administered in Delhi.

The total number of doses administered now stands at 2,06,35,836 and the number of fully vaccinated people has reached 75,24,737, according to the CoWin dashboard. The approximate number of eligible beneficiaries is 1.5 crore, 50.2% of whom have received both doses. Also, with 1,31,11,099 first doses being administered till date, 87.4% of the eligible population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Interestingly, while the northwest district, which is the most populous among the 11 revenue districts, has administered more than 24.5 lakh cumulative doses, it’s behind southwest (23.8 lakh) when it comes to fully vaccinated beneficiaries. The northwest district has administered nearly 16 lakh first doses and southwest around 15 lakh.
South West district leads the chart of fully vaccinated people in Delhi
However, southwest is slightly ahead with 8,80,949 fully vaccinated people compared with northwest district’s 8,59,440. Even the west district has administered 8,34,214 second doses. These three districts account for over one-third (34.2%) of fully vaccinated beneficiaries in the capital.
On the other hand, the northeast district has 4,02,133 fully vaccinated people out of 13,15,048 total doses administered. The two other districts where less than six lakh second doses have been administered are Shahdara (5,33,293) and north (5,70,835).
While around two lakh vaccine doses were being administered each day till about a month ago, the number has now dipped to around 75,000 on an average daily of late. With a large number of the eligible population having received their first dose, the number of second doses being administered now is higher.
The vaccination drive, which started on January 16, reached a high of nearly 11 lakh doses being administered in a week between June 26 and July 2. It reached an all-time high of 11.6 lakh between September 18 and 24. More than two lakh people got vaccinated in a day on September 25 and 27, but the numbers have not crossed the two-lakh mark ever since.
While 64.4% (1,33,00,994) of the two crore doses have been administered to those in the 18-44 years age category, those aged 45-59 years have got 48,92,152 (23.7%) doses. Those aged 60 years and above have received 24,42,694 doses, which is nearly 12% of the total number.

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