Cuba’s unstoppable rise in Covid-19 vaccination rates

According to statistics from April 8, the Minsap informed that a total of 35 519 808 doses of the homegrown Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala vaccines have been administered so far.

According to this ministry’s website, 10 642 040 Cubans have received a shot of homegrown vaccines. Some 9 395 038 people have been administered the second dose, and 9 080 001 have received the third one, according to the national vaccination plan.

Some 922 576 people have been fully vaccinated, that is, 89.6 percent of Cuban population.

At the close of April 8,  35 519 808 doses had been administered in the country.

According to the National Statistics Office, Cuba had a population of 11,180,000 inhabitants in late 2020.

According to the statistics from the British University of Oxford’s Our World in Data website, since January 2022, Cuba has led the average number of doses applied daily per 100 inhabitants and it now registers 313.42, ahead of Chile (266), Singapore (254.23), China (227.77) and Brazil (196.11).

With at least one dose of its homegrown vaccines, Cuba follows the United Arab Emirates and Portugal, and it ranks ahead of Brazil, Bangladesh, the United States, Indonesia, India, Mexico and Pakistan. Cuba remains third in the index of people with the full vaccination scheme, behind the United Arab Emirates and Portugal, while it is ahead of Chile, Singapore, China, Canada, Brazil, Italy and Japan.

Data from Our World in Data indicate that 64.7 percent of the global population has received at least one injection against Covid-19, and 11.37 billion doses have been administered worldwide.

Only 14.8 percent of people in low-income countries have received at least the first dose of a vaccine to date.

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