Andaman and Nicobar Islands achieved 100 per cent double-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage, becoming the first State/UT to achieve the milestone using only Covisheild, the islands’ administration said on Sunday.
The union territory administration in a series of Tweets said, "A&N achieved 100% Covid vaccine coverage making it 1st State/UT to achieve the feat using only Covishield. UT Admin overcame Insurmountable odds for this extraordinary feat in one of the remotest part of world."
It said that the Covid-19 vaccination in Andaman and Nicobar Islands had started along with the national vaccination programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16, with health care staff and frontline workers being the first to receive the vaccine.
"The vaccination in A&N was extremely challenging as the UT is spread over 836 islands spread over 800 km from North to South separated by rough sea, extremely dense jungle, hills and exposed to inclement weather," the administration said.
One fresh Covid-19 infection was reported in the islands in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 7,701 including two active cases.
With no deaths in the last 24 hours reported in the union territory, the death toll in Andaman and Nicobar stands at 129. A total of 7,570 people have recovered from the disease in the union territory so far.