China has given 270.41 million doses of covid-19 vaccines as of May 1

FILE PHOTO: People line up at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mobile vaccination unit in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has administered 270.41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.

That compares with 265.06 million doses given as of Friday, up 5.34 million doses.

China's vaccination pace has quickened recently. However, because of its large population, China still lags behind the United States in terms of the proportion of the administered population per 100 people.

(Reporting by Colin Qian and Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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