Bhubaneswar: Odisha has vaccinated more than 63 Lakh beneficiaries as on 11 May and plans to vaccinate more on Wednesday.
According to latest stats 63,82,928 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till date out of which 43,88,834 are of age group of 45 years and above, who have taken first dose.
ACS Health & Family Welfare, Pradipita Kumar Mohapatra reviewed Vaccination Management here on 11 May with senior officials of the Department of Health & Family Welfare.
State Government is vaccinating 18-44 years from own sources of funding and 68,722 have been vaccinated under this category.
Today 98,284 have been vaccinated in total active sites of 576 of which 46 are Covaxin.
On 12 May, 495 sites have been planned, while no sessions have been planned for Jagatsinghpur.
COVID-19 caseload on Tuesday rose to 5,54,666 after 9,793 more people tested positive for the disease, while 18 fresh fatalities pushed the state’s toll to 2,215, a health department official said.
Accordingly, the number of active cases climbed to 94,829, he said.
Of the 9,793 new cases, 5,534 were reported from various quarantine centres and the rest detected during contact tracing, the official said.
Khurda district, of which state capital Bhubaneswar is a part, reported the maximum number of new cases at 1511, followed by Sundergarh at 1,018 and Cuttack at 641.
Barring Malkangiri, Dhenkanal and Bhadrak, all 27 other districts reported over 100 new cases.
Taking to Twitter, the health department said, “Regret to inform about the demise of eighteen Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospitals.”
Four fatalities were recorded in Angul, three in Khurda, two each in Kalahandi, Rayagada and Sundergarh.
One each succumbed to the infection in Boudh, Deogarh, Gajapati, Malkangiri and Puri.
This apart, 53 other COVID-19 patients in the state have died due to comorbidities.
As many as 4,57,569 patients have so far recovered from the highly infectious disease. Odisha’s positivity rate currently stands at 5.23 per cent.
Over 1.06 crore samples have been tested in the state thus far, including 46,241 on Monday, the official said.
Meanwhile, vaccination for people in the 18-44 years age bracket began in four municipal corporation areas of Odisha — Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur and Berhampur.
The inoculation drive for the younger population is already underway in areas managed by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), the official added.