China administers more than 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on April 30

FILE PHOTO: Staff members sit at desks to register people for a shot of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination center in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - China carried out about 11.6 million vaccinations against COVID-19 on April 30, bringing the total number administered to 265.06 million, according to data released by the National Health Commission on Saturday.

It marks the first time China's daily vaccination number exceeds 10 million.

China's vaccination pace has picked up significantly in the last three days of April.

(Reporting by Roxanne Liu and Josh Horwitz; editing by Richard Pullin)