Record 22.2 mln Covid-19 vaccines administered in a day

India administered 22.2 million Covid-19 vaccines on 17 September 2021, which was the highest single-day figure since the launch of the national vaccination drive in January. With this the total vaccinations in the country crossed the 780-million mark in the afternoon and were inching towards the 800-million mark towards the end of the day. Karnataka (2.3 million), Bihar (2.1 million), Uttar Pradesh (2.1 million), Madhya Pradesh (2 million) and Gujarat (1.7 million) accounted for a large share of the vaccinations on Friday.