Covid vaccine second dose will be administered to healthcare workers from 13 Feb, says govt

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The Union Well being Ministry on Thursday acknowledged that the second dose of a vaccine in direction of the novel coronavirus will possible be administered to healthcare employees from 13 February.

“Solely the primary dose has been given to them to date,” NITI Aayog member VK Paul has acknowledged.

On Thursday, the Union Well being Ministry reviewed the novel coronavirus pandemic state of affairs inside the nation, saying that 47 districts have not reported any new Covid-19 circumstances inside the remaining 3 weeks inside the nation.

Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan moreover added that 251 districts inside the nation have not registered any new dying within the equivalent interval.

Addressing a press meet in Delhi, Bhushan acknowledged that the energetic Covid-19 circumstances inside the nation is decrease than 1.60 lakh and declining.

“India’s Covid-19 cumulative positivity charge is 5.42% and it’s repeatedly declining. The Covid-19 positivity charge final week was at 1.82%. There are two states which have 70% of the energetic circumstances — Kerala and Maharashtra. Solely Maharashtra and Kerala have greater than 35,000 energetic Covid-19 circumstances. A complete of 47 districts haven’t reported new Covid19 circumstances within the final 3 weeks and 251 districts haven’t reported any Covid-related deaths within the final 3 weeks,” Bhushan acknowledged.

“The restoration charge has crossed 97% mark and the dying as a result of Covid-19 can also be declining. India’s circumstances per million inhabitants are 7,819 and the variety of deaths per million inhabitants is 112. The assessments per million inhabitants are 144,359,” he added.

In the meantime, virtually 4.5 million (44,49,552) beneficiaries have been administered photos of coronavirus vaccine under the countrywide practice till Thursday morning.

In a span of 24 hours, 3,10,604 people had been vaccinated all through 8,041 durations. 84,617 durations have been carried out thus far, the Union Well being Ministry info confirmed.

India on Thursday reached an entire of 1,07,90,183 coronavirus circumstances, with 12,899 new infections being reported inside the remaining 24 hours, as per the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare.

The nation has recorded 17,824 discharges and 107 deaths inside the remaining 24 hours, taking the general discharges and dying toll to 1,04,80,455 and 1,54,703.

The nationwide coronavirus restoration cost is now at 97.13%, whereas the Covid-19 case fatality cost stands at 1.43%.

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