On Saturday, 3,37,704 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in the country. According to the data of the Ministry of Health, the number of active patients has increased to 21,13,365, which is the highest in the last 237 days.
161.81 crore vaccines so far under the ongoing vaccination against corona virus in the country.Corona Vaccine) dose has been applied. This also includes more than 61 lakh doses given till 7 pm on Saturday. The Union Health Ministry said that so far 92.69 crore people have been given at least the first dose of the COVID vaccine, while more than 68.32 crore people have been given both doses. According to the ministry, since January 10, 79,78,438 Precaution Doses have been given.
On January 16 last year, vaccination started with the introduction of vaccines to health workers in the country. After this, vaccination of frontline personnel was started from February 2, 2021. Vaccines were introduced to other groups in later stages. On January 3 this year, the campaign to vaccinate adolescents in the age group of 15-18 years started. So far 4.14 crore vaccine doses have been given in this age group.
The central government has directed the states and union territories to vaccinate COVID-19 only after three months to the persons found infected with the corona virus. This also includes the preparation dosage. NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul had said on Thursday that there are still around one crore people in the age group above 60, who have not yet received the first dose. He had said, “25 per cent have not received the second dose. This is an unfinished business. Only 52 percent of the children in the age group of 15-17 years have been covered. In such a situation, more and more healthcare workers and frontline workers should come forward. Vaccine availability is not an issue.”
6 crore people left for the second dose
Dr Paul had said that there are still 6 and a half crore people whose time for the second dose is over. He said, “Everyone should take their second dose. People who are not completely safe are not only a danger to themselves, but to others as well.
On Saturday, 3,37,704 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in the country. According to the data of the Ministry of Health, the number of active patients has increased to 21,13,365, which is the highest in the last 237 days. At the same time, the death toll has increased to 4,88,884 with the death of 488 more patients. At the same time, the positivity rate was recorded at 17.22 percent while the weekly infection rate was 16.65 percent.
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