India administered a record over 80 lakh vaccine doses on Day 1 of the Centre’s new phase of COVID-19 vaccination (which includes providing vaccines free of charge to all above 18) on Monday. According to a release, 80,95,314 doses were administered on the day.
The health ministry reported 53,256 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest in 88 days, while 1,422 fatalities were also recorded in the previous 24 hours. The cumulative tally now stands at 2,99,35,221, which includes 3,88,135 deaths. The active caseload stands at 7,02,887, according to yesterday morning’s update.
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Rajasthan Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma on Monday said that special attention is being paid to the strengthening of medical facilities in all children’s hospitals in the state ahead of the possible third COVID-19 wave.
While addressing a review meeting at the Superintendent’s office of JK Lone, Dr Sharma further said that 600 beds in the JK Lone hospital will be kept reserved for COVID-19 patients.
“Around 200 ICU beds will soon be available at this hospital. It is expected that a large number of children will be affected in the possible third wave of corona, so keeping that in view, 600 beds in JK Lone hospital will be kept reserved for corona patients” he said.
“We have dedicated this to police, doctors, and common man who have collaboratively worked in the second wave and ensured everybody’s safety,” said Mall Manager Ritu.
Mangalkhali Gram Panchayat under Jubrajnagar Block, North Tripura & Purna Chandigarh Gram Panchayat in Mohanbhog Block, Sepahijala are now fully vaccinated. All eligible persons are vaccinated. In days to come, we aim at vaccinating the entire State: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb
– ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2021
The Himachal Pradesh government aims to vaccinate 100% of the state’s population against COVID with the first dose by July 25, said Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Monday, adding that the state is not facing a vaccine shortage, according to news agency ANI. He said vaccination had started for people between the ages of 18 to 45 and 27.35 lakh doses have been administered in the state so far. “There is no shortage of vaccines. About 5 lakh doses available at present. By June 25, we are aiming to have 100% population vaccinated with the first dose in tribal areas like Lahaul-Spiti, and other areas,” he said.