Brazil Administers over 2.2 Million Doses of Vaccines against Covid in 24 hours, The Highest Mark So Far

More than 84 million units of immunizations have been distributed since the beginning of the campaign

Brazil administered 2,220,845 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 this Thursday (17). This is the largest number administered in a 24-hour period in the country since the start of the vaccination campaign, in January of this year.

According to data from the state health departments, 2,088,159 of the first dose and 132,686 of the second dose were applied.

Previously, the largest number of vaccines administered in one day had been registered on April 23 (1,744,001). On Wednesday (16), the country applied 1,731,610 doses, now the third highest mark.

In total, 60,381,020 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine against Covid in the country — 24,085,577 of them have already received the second dose of the immunizing agent. The total number of doses applied exceeds 84 million.

Brazil recorded 2,335 deaths from Covid-19 and 74,327 cases of the disease on Thursday. With this, the total number of deaths in the country reached 496,172 and the number of cases to 17,704,041 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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