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J-K achieves 100% coverage of first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Active cases declined to 2.06 lakh (2,06,586), comprising 0.61 per cent of the total infections. Meanwhile the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.07 per cent, as per the Union Health Ministry’s data.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 14, 2021 9:46:48 pm
Mumbai: A health worker inoculates a beneficiary with a dose of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in Mumbai. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)

Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday achieved 100 per cent coverage of the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines for the age group of 18 years and above, even as the Union territory recorded 93 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infected number of persons to 3,30,834, news agency PTI reported.

As many as 82,229 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours across the UT bringing the cumulative number of doses administered in the UT to 1,34,94,675, the official data said.

Meanwhile, J-K registered 93 new positive coronavirus cases on Thursday — 21 from Jammu division and 72 from Kashmir division.

India records 18,987 new Covid-19 cases; active cases decline to 2.06 lakh

India recorded 18,987 new coronavirus cases and 246 new fatalities in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Thursday. With this, the country’s caseload rose to 3.4 crore (3,40,20,730), while the death toll rose to 4.51 lakh ( 4,51,435).

Active cases declined to 2.06 lakh (2,06,586), comprising 0.61 per cent of the total infections. Meanwhile, the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.07 per cent, as per the Union Health Ministry’s data.

A decrease of 1,067 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

India’s Covid vaccination set to reach 100-crore mark in October

India is set to touch a significant landmark — 100 crore vaccine doses — this month, a top government source said. As the focus is on vaccinating the entire eligible population as early as possible, the government will consider exporting the vaccines only in the fourth quarter.

“Export of vaccines is not the priority now. We will see what the excess production is in the fourth quarter and will decide on exporting,” said the source. However, the source added that India has not decided on providing booster doses for the vulnerable yet.

Maharashtra crosses 9-cr Covid vaccinations, Mumbai and Pune together account for 46% active infections

Maharashtra on Wednesday crossed the landmark of 9 crore Covid vaccination doses, of which nearly 3 crore beneficiaries are fully vaccinated. “We have fully vaccinated a population of 2.76 crore, which is the highest for any state in the country,” Dr Pradeep Vyas, additional chief secretary (health), Maharashtra, told The Indian Express.

Overall, 6.23 crore beneficiaries in the state have been vaccinated with one dose. Mumbai and Pune have administered 1.38 crore and 1.13 crore vaccine doses, respectively, till date. Of this, 49.8 lakh residents are fully vaccinated in Mumbai while 38.4 lakh have got both doses in Pune district.

India lifts travel curbs on those arriving from UK

Days after the UK government lifted restrictions on Indian travellers who are fully vaccinated with Covishield or another UK-approved vaccine, India has withdrawn a travel advisory that added Covid-19 related additional checks and restrictions on those arriving from Britain, including a mandatory 10-day quarantine.

“Based on the evolving scenario, it has been decided that the revised guidelines… stand withdrawn and the earlier guidelines on international arrival dated February 17, 2021, shall be applicable to all travellers arriving in India from the United Kingdom,” Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said in a communication sent to all the states.

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