Officials said on Thursday over the past 24 hours, 1,678,067 shots of vaccine were administered. That’s the highest number of doses given in a single day since the start of the vaccination campaign.
So far, 54,509,210 people have received the first dose of Covid and 37,127,998 have been fully inoculated. Meanwhile, 109,724 people have received the booster shot, the third dose of Covid vaccine.
Now all vaccination places are giving the third dose to citizens older than 60.
According to the Health Ministry on Thursday, the disease has killed 158 more people over the past 24 hours. So far, 126,921 people have died of the disease since the start of the Pandemic.
Meanwhile, 9,862 new cases of Covid-19 were detected countrywide over the past day, pushing the total caseload to 5,964,824.
For all that, the downward trend in Covid deaths, infections and hospitalizations has held over the past couple of months.
While authorities attribute this to the vaccination drive, they are warning of a 6th wave of the disease.