India on Wednesday reported 15,223 new cases of coronavirus infections, the most in the last one week. So far, more than one crore and 6.1 lakh people have been infected.
Almost 97 per cent of the infected people have recovered, while 1.92 lakh cases are currently active.
As many as 151 deaths were reported on Wednesday. Kerala reported 6,815 new cases, the highest in more than two months and Maharashtra had 3,015 new infections.
In total 7.86 lakh healthcare workers have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs till the evening of the fifth day of the immunisation drive, according to a provisional report of the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, PTI reported.
On Wednesday, 1,12,007 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 6 pm across 20 states and Union Territories, it said, adding the final report for the day will be complied by late in the night.
Ten cases of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) — four in Delhi, two in Karnataka, and one each in Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and West Bengal — have required hospitalisation so far, additional secretary in the Health Ministry Manohar Agnani said.
“There has been no case of serious/severe adverse event attributable to COVID-19 vaccination till date,” Agnani said.
Source: The Indian Express
BDST: 1334 HRS, JAN 21, 2021