More than 1.48 crore doses of the vaccine administered so far: centre

by National | 02-03-2021 | 4686 views

NewDelhi: As per the Ministry of Health, more than 1.48 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered till Tuesday 1 pm. Out of this, 2.08 lakh doses have been given to people who are 45-59 years of age with comorbidities and people above 60, said Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan. "Active cases are still less than 2%," Bhushan added.

In the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive, a total of 4,942 people have received the shot in Karnataka. With this, the total number of those vaccinated in the state so far has reached 8.25 lakh, the Karnataka government said. In 199 sessions held on Monday, 2,264 vaccinated were above 60 years and 624 were between 45-60 years with comorbidities.

Some technical glitch in Co-WIN portal led to a huge crowd gathering at Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) jumbo vaccination centre on Tuesday, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials. "Glitch was resolved...and the crowd is under control now," Dean of BKC Rajesh Dere said. He added, "I request citizens to not panic and follow all COVID-19 appropriate norms throughout."

RS Sharma, the Chairman of the CoWIN portal, along with Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will meet representatives from states today to discuss the glitches reported in the portal, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday. As of 9:30 am today, there have been 39 lakh registrations for COVID-19 vaccine on CoWIN 2.0 portal, Harsh Vardhan added.

54 students of a school hostel test COVID-19 positive in Haryana's Karnal

Fifty-four students of a school hostel have tested positive for COVID-19 in Haryana's Karnal. "Medical teams have reached the spot and the hostel is being marked as a containment zone," Yogesh Kumar Sharma, a Civil Surgeon in Karnal, said. Haryana in December allowed students from Classes 9-12 to go to schools and allowed students from Classes 3-5 from February 24.

Over 150 monks test COVID-19 +ve in Dharamshala; area made containment zone

At least 153 monks have tested COVID-19 positive at Gyuto Tantric Monastery in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala, a government official said on Tuesday. A total of 330 monks were tested for the virus following initial cases on February 23. The monks have been quarantined at the monastery and the locality has been declared a containment zone, the official said.

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