The pace of corona virus is increasing in the country. According to the latest report of the Ministry of Health, the total number of patients in India has now increased to 1 lakh 45 thousand 380. At the same time, the number of people dying from this disease has increased to 4 thousand 167.
According to new data released by the ministry, so far more than 60 thousand people have defeated this virus. If we talk about the last 24 hours, 6 thousand 535 new cases of corona have been reported in the country and 146 people have died.
At present, there are more than 80 thousand active cases in the country. In Maharashtra, the total number of infected has reached 52 thousand 667, of which 1695 have died. At the same time, the total confirmed case of Corona in Tamil Nadu has crossed 17 thousand and 118 people have lost their lives so far.
The infection is spreading rapidly in Gujarat after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Now the total number of patients has increased to 14 thousand 460, of which 888 have died.
447 cases of adverse effect reported,Covid-19 vaccine given to 2,24,301 beneficiaries :Govt.
A total of 2,24,301 beneficiaries have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine so far, out of which only 447 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) were reported, the Union Health Ministry said on day two of the nationwide vaccination drive on Sunday.
Addressing a press briefing, the ministry’s Additional Secretary Manohar Agnani said out of the 447 adverse events following immunisation, only three required hospitalisation.
“Today being Sunday, only six states conducted vaccination drive and in 553 sessions a total of 17,072 beneficiaries were vaccinated,” he said.
The six states where the vaccination drive was carried out on Sunday are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur and Tamil Nadu, he added.
Agnani said a total of 2,24,301 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till January 17 as per provisional reports, adding that 2,07,229 of them received the jabs on day one of the drive.
“A total of 447 AEFI have been reported on January 16 and 17, out of which only three required hospitalisation. Most of the AEFI reported so far are minor like fever, headache, nausea,” he said.
He said a meeting was held with all states and union territories on Sunday to review the progress of the drive, identify bottlenecks and plan corrective actions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out the world’s largest inoculation drive against COVID-19 on Saturday and said the two vaccines being deployed will ensure a “decisive victory” for India against the pandemic.
India has approved two vaccines—Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech and Covishield from the Oxford/AstraZeneca stable being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India—for emergency use in the country.
According to the government, the shots will be offered first to an estimated one crore healthcare workers and around two coror frontline workers, and then to persons above 50 years of age, followed by persons younger than 50 years of age with associated comorbidities. PTI