Kerala administered 1 cr vaccine doses

The health officials in a statement said the vaccination numbers include 78,75,797 first dose and 21,37,389 second dose…reports Asian Lite News

The Kerala health authorities on Saturday said that since the first dose of the corona vaccine was given in the third week of January, till now one crore doses have been administered.

The health officials in a statement said the vaccination numbers include 78,75,797 first dose and 21,37,389 second dose. This was done without wasting even a single dose of vaccine.

As many as 4,74,676 people in the age group of 18 to 44 years received their first vaccine dose.

In the age group of 45 to 60 years, 27,96,267 people received their first vaccine dose while 1,97,052 people received their second dose as well.

Likewise 35,48,887 people above 60 years received their first jab and 11,38,062 received their second jab, too.

With respect to health workers, who were the first to receive the vaccine jabs, 5,20,788 got the first dose while 4,03,698 got their second one, too. Besides 5,35,179 frontline Covid warriors in the state got their first jab and 3,98,527 got both the doses.

The health ministry statement said the state received 1,04,13,620 vaccine doses and it includes 7,46,710 Covishield and 1,37,580 Covaxin vaccines which were purchased by the state government while the Centre supplied 86,84,680 Covishield and 8,44,650 Covaxin doses.

A health worker takes a nasal sample from a people for COVID-19 testing, in Patna.(Photo AFTAB ALAM SIDDIQUI_IANS)

TPR below 15%

Even after the tightening of lockdown norms in Kerala and the test positivity rate staying just below 15 per cent on Saturday, the state reported 200 Covid related fatalities in the past 24 hours, taking its overall death toll to 9,719, according to a statement issued by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

On Saturday, Kerala reported 17,328 new Covid cases out of the 1,16,354 samples tested in the past 24 hours, taking its tally of active cases to 1,67,638, the statement said.

On a positive note, as many as 24,003 persons recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours, pushing the state’s total number of recoveries till date to 24,40,642.

The capital district of Thiruvananthapuram recorded the maximum number of cases on Saturday at 2,468, followed by Malappurram (1,980).

At present, 6,69,815 persons are under observation across the state, including 34,925 persons in different hospitals.

The state presently has 870 Covid hotspots.

Meanwhile, with the test positivity rate continuing to hover around the 15 per cent range, the state government has all of a sudden decided to tighten the lockdown norms and cancelled the relaxations given to jewellery and textile shops, asking them not to open till next Wednesday when a fresh review would be done to decide the next course of action.

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