The vaccination drive started on January 16 has so far been able to vaccinate 28 Lakh health care officials all over India.
So far, India has recorded 1,06,89,527 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,53,724 deaths. A total of 1,03,59,305 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 1,76,498 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 1.65 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 96.91 percent.
Today itself India reported 9,102 fresh coronavirus cases in a day, the lowest in around eight months. Centre in its report has announced that India has been able to contain coronavirus. A country of 1.35 billion population that at a time in august or september had highest covid cases around the world has been able to finally gain control over the ongoing Covid-19 virus amid vaccination drive going on. According to the latest health ministry data, Karnataka has administered the maximum number of vaccine doses in the country so far with over 2.84 lakh people inoculated. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh, Rajashtan, Maharashtra and Odisha.
Within the next few months India is hoping to vaccinate a significant section of its population – 3 crore health and frontline workers in phase 1. In the next phase, frontline workers such as police, armed forces, home guard, municipal workers will be inoculated but the phase 2 is expected to begin once 60-70% of phase of population gets vaccinated. The first priority group for vaccination are healthcare providers and workers in healthcare settings, both government and private. The second group are frontline workers — about 2 crore of them. These include personnel from the state and central police departments, armed forces, home guard and civil defence organisation, including disaster management volunteers and municipal workers (excluding healthcare workers).
The growing pace of Covid-19 vaccine inoculation is one such factor that helped to overcome some level of hesitancy that emerged as a bigger problem than producing vaccines. Fake news on social media or by word of mouth tried creating a fear of vaccines among population.
Written By:- Shobha Makkar
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