Thursday, 20 January 2022

Delhi achieves 100% coverage milestone in 1st dose Covid vaccination to eligible people: CM Kejriwal

Delhi achieves 100% coverage milestone in 1st dose Covid vaccination to eligible people: CM Kejriwal

On Friday, the national capital completed 100% vaccination of its eligible population with the first dose against the coronavirus disease, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced. Coming as a major feat in its immunization drive, the city has registered 148.33 lakh beneficiaries with a first dose of the jab, as per the announcement.

This comes as the city has been shown before time signs of a fresh wave while the cases of Omicron rises. On Thursday, Delhi recorded 118 new Covid points and one death, while the positivity rate stood at 0.13 percent, As per data shared by the city's health department.

On Wednesday, the national capital had registered new 125 cases of infections, the highest after 22nd June, while no death due to the coronavirus infection was recorded, as per official figures.

As per a report, there has been a rise of 96.7 percent of Covid patients in Delhi in the last seven days of this month. From 9th December to 15, the administration detected 362 cases. Between 16th December to 22, there were 712 patients of the viral disease, a report by HT's sister site Livehindustan said, citing data from the health department.

Significantly, the number of Omicron cases at 67 has also doubled during this span.

Delhi achieves 100 coverage milestone in 1st dose Covid vaccination to eligible people CM Kejriwal 1Twitter image : @ArvindKejriwalmage:

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As Per data, the city presently has more than 624 Covid-19 patients. Of the total Covid-19 patients, 55.2 percent are from the south, southeast, and southwestern districts alone.

"Salute to Doctors, ANMs, teachers, ASHAs, CDVs and all other Frontline workers. Congratulations to DMs, CDMOs, DIOs all-district functionaries," the chief minister tweeted while informing about the milestone.
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