UP first state to administer corona vaccine to more than 5 lakh health workers

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The first shot of vaccine given to 79,047 health workers till 3 pm in the state.

169 new cases found in the last twenty four hours, the number of active cases was 4,629.

Lucknow, 04 February: Vaccination drive against global pandemic Covid-19 is being conducted in a phased manner across the state.

In this episode, on Thursday, both types of vaccines are being provided to health workers in all the districts.

As of 3:00 pm, vaccine doses have been given to 79,047 health workers. In this way, more than 5.42 lakh health workers have been given the first dose of vaccine so far and Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country to vaccinate more than five lakh health workers.

Additional Chief Secretary Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad said on Thursday that vaccination of health workers will continue on Friday. With this, the first dose of vaccine will be started to be given to frontline workers from tomorrow. Among the front line personnel, the vaccine will be given to policemen in frontline workers, Central Paramilitary Force personnel, army personnel, home guards, civil defense and municipal workers, employees of the revenue department.

He informed that the corona vaccination of ordinary citizens has also remained the priority in the state. First, people over 50 years of age will be vaccinated. This vaccination will be initiated after the completion of the immunization program for health workers and frontline workers.

Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health said that in the meantime, 169 new cases of corona infection have been reported in the last twenty four hours. Meanwhile, 263 patients were discharged when they were fully healthy.

Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health said that after going down the graph of infection in the state, the number of active cases has come down to 4,629. Currently the recovery rate from Corona is running at 97.78 percent.

β€œOf the total active cases in the state, 1,284 are in home isolation. At the same time, 403 patients are undergoing treatment in private hospitals. The remaining patients are admitted in L-2 and L-3 level hospitals under the state government. A total of 3, 52,830 people have opted for home isolation so far, out of which 3, 51,546 people have been declared discharged on completion of treatment,” ACS Health told.

Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health said that since the outbreak of the infection in the state, a total of 5,87,661 persons have been fully recovered after treatment. In the state, a total of 8,680 people have died due to infection since March. Six people have died in the last 24 hours.

Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health said that 1, 29,192 corona samples were tested in the state yesterday. At the same time, a total of 2, 83, 40,622 samples have been tested in the state.

He informed that the residents of E Sanjeevani portal are constantly using it. Yesterday, 4,830 people in the state received counseling from doctors sitting at home through e-Sanjeevani portal. So far, a total of 4, 75,879 people have received medical consultation through the e-Sanjeevani portal.

He informed that the work of surveillance is going on continuously in the state. A population of 15,26,37,514 of 3,14,26,232 households has been surveyed through 5,10,551 team days in 1,84,733 areas through surveillance team.