20 Bandipora villages achieve 100 pc vaccination of 45-plus age group
STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 1,184 fresh cases, taking the infection tally to 3,02,671 on Tuesday, while 11 deaths pushed the toll to 4,101, officials said.Out of the fresh cases, 421 were from the Jammu division and 763 from the Kashmir division, they said.Srinagar district recorded the highest of 245 cases, followed by 109 in Baramulla district.The number of active cases has dropped to 21,817 in the Union Territory, while 2,76,733 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.The death toll due to the disease rose to 4,101 as 11 more patients died in the past 24 hours-six in the Valley and five across the Jammu Division.Meanwhile, the officials said there were 11 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in Jammu and Kashmir and one fresh case was reported since last evening.Meanwhile, 20 villages of Bandipora district have achieved 100 percent vaccination of eligible persons in 45-plus age group while the overall percentage of vaccinated persons in the targeted age group was 85 percent in the district, an official said on Tuesday.Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Owais Ahmad said the district administration has been able to administer one lakh doses and vaccinate the 100 percent population of the eligible age group in 20 villages of the district.Owais said the administration launched an intensive vaccination drive in the district after a sustained awareness campaign that bore the results.He said field staff and village level teams trekked several kilometers to reach certain inaccessible areas to vaccinate the people above the age of 45 years.While appreciating the efforts of ground workers, he said 85 percent of the target age group of the district has been vaccinated so far.Earlier, Owais inaugurated a special vaccination drive at mini-secretariat wherein specially-abled persons will be provided to and from transport facility to get vaccinated at these centres.The deputy commissioner said that these special counters will be established in Sumbal and other areas also to ensure that the specially-abled do not face any problems.A medical kit containing immunity booster medicines were also provided to the specially-abled persons, he said.Owais said there are 538 active COVID-19 positive cases in the district, out of which 50 patients are under hospital isolation in different Covid hospitals of the district while 22 patients are in newly established Covid Care Centres (CCCs). He said only three patients are admitted in tertiary care hospital in Srinagar.Owais said the positivity rate has drastically decreased in the district while the recovery rate has increased to above 92 percent in the past few weeks. He said ease in restrictions should not be taken as a victory over viruses as the fight against the pandemic is still going on and there is no room for any sort of laxity.
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