9.99 lakh healthcare workers receive vaccine shots



New Delhi: The number of healthcare workers who have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs in the country till the evening of the sixth day of the nationwide immunisation drive has reached 9,99,065 as per provisional reports, Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

117 new COVID cases, 1 more fatality recorded in J&K

Srinagar: The COVID-19 death toll in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 1,924 on Thursday with one more fatality, while 117 new cases pushed the infection tally to 1,23,764, officials said.
Of the new cases, 42 were from Jammu division and 75 from Kashmir division of the Union Territory, they said.
Srinagar district recorded the highest 46 cases followed by 33 in Jammu district. While six districts Rajouri, Doda, Samba, Poonch, Reasi and Ramban — did not report any new cases, 12 districts had cases in single digits, the officials said.
The number of active cases rose to 1,111 in the UT, while 1,20,729 patients have recovered from the infection so far, the officials said.
One death was reported due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours in the Jammu region, officials said, adding that the death toll has risen to 1,924.
According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of total 123764 positive cases, 1111 are Active Positive, 120729 have recovered and 1924 have died; 717 in Jammu division and 1207 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 4339419 test results available, 4215655 samples have been tested as negative till 21st January, 2021.
Till date 1053059 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 35027 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1111 in isolation and 73769 in home surveillance. Besides, 941228 persons have completed their surveillance period.

It also said on Thursday, 1,92,581 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 6 pm through vaccination sessions held across 27 states and Union Territories, while adding the final report would be completed by late in the night.

“The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 has touched 9,99,065 (till 6 pm Wednesday) through 18,159 sessions, as per the provisional report,” Dr Manohar Agnani, additional secretary in the health ministry, said.
As far as adverse event following immunization (AEFI) are concerned, he said there was one hospitalisation in Rajasthan.
“A person who was vaccinated on January 16 and developed intracranial hemorrhage on January 20 has been admitted to Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur in Rajasthan and it is not related to vaccination. Further no death has been reported today,” Agnani said.
The total number of beneficiaries who have been vaccinated on Thursday till 6 pm include 15,507 in Andhra Pradesh, 15,798 in Bihar, 10,266 in Kerala, 16,103 in Karnataka, 7,117 in Madhya Pradesh, 6,497 in Tamil Nadu, 5,128 in Delhi, 12,212 in Gujarat and 7,187 in West Bengal, according to the provisional report.
With enhancements in the CO-WIN software, the additional secretary said creation of more session sites, more sessions per site and change in site location has now been allowed.
Further, planning and scheduling the sessions for the entire week is enabled.
For enhanced safety of the beneficiaries, tagging of contraindications is being enabled in the vaccinator module, Agnani said.


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