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 stated that the second dose of a vaccine towards the novel coronavirus will likely be administered to healthcare staff from 13 February.

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

On Thursday, the Union Well being Ministry reviewed the novel coronavirus pandemic state of affairs within the nation, saying that 47 districts haven’t reported any new Covid-19 circumstances within the final 3 weeks within the nation.

Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan additionally added that 251 districts within the nation haven’t registered any new dying in the identical interval.

Addressing a press meet in Delhi, Bhushan stated that the energetic Covid-19 circumstances within the nation is lower 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 stated.

“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, practically 4.5 million (44,49,552) beneficiaries have been administered pictures of coronavirus vaccine below the countrywide train until Thursday morning.

In a span of 24 hours, 3,10,604 folks had been vaccinated throughout 8,041 periods. 84,617 periods have been carried out to date, the Union Well being Ministry information confirmed.

India on Thursday reached a complete of 1,07,90,183 coronavirus circumstances, with 12,899 new infections being reported within the final 24 hours, as per the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare.

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

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

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