December 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it has administered 1,008,025 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the country since Wednesday morning and distributed 9,465,725 doses.
The sum of the divided doses of the vaccine includes Moderna and Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines, while the number of administered doses refers only to the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine from Wednesday at 9 am, the agency announced.
The agency, according to data released on December 21, administered 614,117 doses of the vaccine and divided 4,624,325 doses.
The agency also reported 18,170,062 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 195,759 cases compared to the previous count, and said the death toll rose by 3,165 to 321,734.
The CDC reported its number of cases of a respiratory disease known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, on Tuesday at 16:00 ET compared to its previous report the day before. (Http://bit.ly/33mTSJz)
CDC data do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states. (Report of Manojna Maddipatla from Bengaluru; editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)
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