India administered more vaccine doses of COVID-19 in August than all G7 countries combined, the government said today.
In a tweet, the center’s official responsible, MyGovIndia, said the country administered more than 180 million doses of vaccine in August — more than the entire group of 7 countries combined, including Canada, UK, US, Italy, Germany, France and Japan.
According to data tweeted by MyGovIndia, Canada administered three million doses and Japan 40 million doses in the two lowest and highest ranges, respectively, among the G7 countries.
“Another achievement! With more than 180 million vaccine doses delivered in August, India is making a mark on the world map by leading the way in vaccinating its population,” the government tweeted.
Another achievement! With more than 180 million doses of vaccine delivered in August, India is making a mark on the world map as a leader in prioritizing vaccination for its population. #Largest VaccineDrivepic.twitter.com/ftvdHVIWMk
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) September 5, 2021
The total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far have exceeded 68.46 crore.
The country reported 42,766 new cases of COVID-19 today.
There are concerns about the Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus. In June, the government first issued a warning about the Delta Plus variant, a new mutant version of the Delta strain of Covid first discovered in India, calling it a “variety of concern”.