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New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses given to health workers and frontline workers has exceeded 1.37 crore in the country, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.
According to the interim report up to 6 p.m. Friday, a total of 1,375,6940 doses of vaccine were administered during 2,89320 sessions 66.37,049 (76.6 percent) of health workers (HCWs) who received their first dose, 22,04,083 (62.9 percent) of health workers who received their second dose and 49,15,808 (47.7 percent) of front-line workers (health workers) who received their first dose.
While the nationwide vaccination campaign was rolled out on January 16, vaccination of frontline workers began on February 2.
“A total of 2,847,297 doses of vaccine were administered until 6 p.m. on Friday, the 42nd day of the national COVID-19 vaccination. Of this total, 1,13,208 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 1,71,089 health workers received the second dose of the vaccine. according to the interim report, “the ministry said, adding that the final reports for the day would be completed late at night.
He said 10,405 sessions were held until 6 p.m. and that all states and union territories have performed COVID-19 vaccinations during the day.
February 26, guidance from administrators and program managers in all states and UTs for Co-WIN 2.0 and the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination for people aged 60 and over and those aged 45 and over but with co-morbidities was done, the department said.
He said six states and UTs had vaccinated more than 75% of HCWs and field workers registered for the first dose. These are Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tripura.
Seven states have vaccinated more than 80% of registered healthcare workers for the first dose. These are Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the ministry said.
On the flip side, four states and UTs reported coverage of less than 50 percent of healthcare workers registered for the first dose, he said. These are Nagaland, Punjab, Chandigarh and Pondicherry.
In addition, seven states recorded coverage of more than 60% for the first dose among field workers. These are Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, the ministry said.
He said eight states and UTs reported coverage of less than 30 percent of registered field workers for the first dose. These are Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Kerala and Pondicherry.
The five states that recorded the most vaccinations on Friday are UP (73,434), West Bengal (38,522), Gujarat (35,540), Karnataka (21,459) and Maharashtra (18,190).
Fifty-one people have been hospitalized to date. That number represents 0.0004 percent of total vaccinations, the ministry said.
Of these 51 cases, 27 were discharged after treatment, 23 people died and one is in treatment. In the past 24 hours, no new hospitalization events have been reported, he added.
Forty-six deaths have been recorded to date, representing 0.0004 percent of total COVID-19 vaccinations. Twenty-three people have died in hospitals and as many deaths are recorded outside hospitals.
“No case of serious / severe AEFI / death is attributable to the vaccination, to date,” the ministry said.
In the past 24 hours, one new death has been reported. A 41-year-old man, who resided in Bhojpur, Bihar, died 15 days after his vaccination. The alleged reason for his death is myocardial infarction, the ministry said.
The 1,37,56,940 beneficiaries who were vaccinated include 6,38,345 from Bihar, 5,37,801 from Kerala, 8,10,667 from Karnataka, 7,80,465 from Madhya Pradesh, 11,60,480 from Maharashtra, 3.98,813 from Delhi, 9 , 93,634 from Gujarat, 14.44,173 from Uttar Pradesh and 10.31,628 from West Bengal, according to the interim report.