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The 7,25,930 beneficiaries who received the first dose of vaccine on Wednesday included 4,95,026 senior citizens and95,834 individuals aged between 45 and 60 years with specified comorbidities

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AstraZeneca wasn't the obvious choice to partner up with Oxford when scientists there started developing a coronavirus shot. Photographer: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg
LIVE UPDATES: India reported 22,854 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday pushing the overall tally to 11,285,561, according to Worldometer. The death toll from the deadly infection jumped to 158,189

The total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 2.52 crore with 9.22 lakh jabs given on Wednesday till 7 pm, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the 2,52,89,693vaccine doses administered, 71,70,519 healthcare and 70,31,147 frontline workers were given the first dose, while 39,77,407 healthcare and 5,82,118 frontline workers the second dose, according to a provisional report.

World update: The global tally of cases stands at 118,610,058. While 94,222,966 have recovered, 22,630,931 have lost their lives. Meanwhile, the US continues to be the worst-hit country with 29,858,913 cases.

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