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MP: Indore completes vaccination of entire eligible population with first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

By PTI

Indore: Indore, which was once the worst COVID-19 affected district in Madhya Pradesh, has reached a major milestone by vaccinating its entire eligible population with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Has gone, an official said on Tuesday.

Indore Collector Manish Singh said that the administration has set a target to vaccinate 28,07,559 eligible persons against COVID-19 and so far 28,08,212 citizens have received the first vaccination in the district.

Singh said, “Indore is the only district in the country with a population of more than 10 lakh, which has vaccinated 100 per cent of its eligible population with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.”

He said that out of 28,08,212 eligible beneficiaries, about 10 lakh have been given both doses of the vaccine.

During his recent visit to Indore city, Chouhan has given a target to the local administration to vaccinate the entire eligible population with the first dose of the vaccine.

According to official figures, Indore has recorded 1,53,055 COVID-19 cases so far, with 1,391 casualties.

The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 7,92,175 on Tuesday with the addition of 10 cases, while the toll remained unchanged at 10,516, an official said.

He said the number of recoveries in the state is 7,81,580 with 79 active cases.

With 61,096 samples tested a day, the number of tests in Madhya Pradesh rose to 1,65,87,267, the official said.

An official release said that 4,63,58,477 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the state so far, including 8,24,467 as on Tuesday.

Coronavirus figures in MP are as follows: Total cases 7,92,175, new cases 10, death toll 10,516 (no change), 7,81,580, active cases 79, number of tests so far 1,65,87,267.

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