Bengal stands in 5th place among all states after administering 48,66,734 doses of the COVID vaccine as of March 29, 2021.
As of March 29, 2021, 6,05,30,435 persons have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in India. As per the state-wise vaccination data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra is leading the charge and has administered a total of 57,46,602 doses. This is followed by Rajasthan and Gujarat having administered 54,84,184 and 52,50,880 doses, respectively. Currently, West Bengal has administered 48,66,734 doses and currently stands in fifth place among all other states in cumulative coverage of the COVID-19 vaccination in India. West Bengal has administered the first dose to 42,30,496 people, and 6,36,238 people have received the second dose of the vaccine. West Bengal is among 17 states that have lower cases per million than the national average. The current national average is recorded at 8,724, and West Bengal stands at 5,870 cases per million. Furthermore, eight States, including West Bengal, account for 60% of India's cumulative vaccine doses given so far. India started its vaccination drive on January 16, 2021, and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee supervised the much-awaited drive virtually from the State Secretariat. Presently, West Bengal is the fifth best-performing state in terms of the cumulative coverage of the COVID-19 vaccination. However, it should be noted that this position is not fixed and is subject to change. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.