The country administered 2.22 crore Covid-19 vaccines on Friday, the highest single-day figure since the launch of the national vaccination drive in January.
Total vaccinations in the country crossed the 78-crore mark in the afternoon and were inching towards the 80-crore mark towards the end of the day.
The Union ministry of health and family welfare carried out a mega vaccination drive on Friday. Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this record was a tribute to the Prime Minister on his birthday. He thanked health workers for helping the country reach this milestone.
Karnataka (23.01 lakh), Bihar (20.53 lakh), Uttar Pradesh (20.53 lakh), Madhya Pradesh (19.99 lakh) and Gujarat (16.91 lakh) accounted for a large share of the vaccinations on Friday.
Meanwhile, the country reported 34,403 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, with active case load at 3.39 lakh. The daily case positivity rate was at 2.25% while the weekly positive rate was at 1.97%.