JP Nadda receives first shot of COVID-19 vaccine
On Tuesday, BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda received his first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi. He received the injection at Fortis, Vasant Kunj by nurse Remya PC. Nadda was given a Covaxin dose.
The second phase of coronavirus nationwide vaccine drive started on March 1 for people above the age of 60 years and those aged between 45-59 with co-
Till Monday evening, according to the health ministry, a total of 2.26 crore vaccines have been used.
A total 16,96,588 vaccine doses were given on Monday, the fifty-second day of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
On Monday, 14,30,954 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 2,65,634 healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) received 2nd dose of vaccine according to provisional report, the ministry said.
The 14,30,954 beneficiaries who got the first dose include 10,33,480 beneficiaries aged over 60 and 1,78,257 aged between 45-60 with specified comorbidities, according to the data. Cumulatively 2,26,85,598 vaccine doses have been administered in the country, according to the provisional report till 9 pm.
The surge of Covid-19 cases is being reported by Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka. In the last 24 hours, 84.04 per cent of the new cases were reported.
The highest number of daily cases have been reported by Maharashtra at 8,744. 15,388 new cases were registered in the last 24.
It is followed by Kerala with 1,412 while Punjab reported 1,229 new cases.
The ministry further said that the eight states are going upward in daily new cases.
“India’s total active caseload has reached 1,87,462 today. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.67 per cent of India’s total positive cases,” it said.
Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura did not report any new Covid-19 cases, while Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala had reported over 1,000 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.