New Delhi, July 24 -- : India has administered over 42.78 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine in its ongoing inoculation drive so far, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.

As the new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21 June, 42,78,82,261 vaccine doses have been administered through 52,34,188 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today out of which 42,67,799 vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours.

These include, 1,02,83,491 health care workers received their first dose of vaccine and 76,74,804 second doses while 1,78,44,127 front line workers were administered the first dose and 1,07,32,410 vaccine doses given as the second dose to front line workers.

According to the...