Delhi Records Highest Single-Day Vaccination With 1.56 Lakh.
Delhi recorded 1.56 lakh of COVID-19 vaccines today, the highest number in a single day since the vaccination campaign began in the national capital in January.
Delhi’s last record high was 1.23 lakh of vaccinations on May 13.
The new record numbers as of 7:30 pm today come after the Delhi government allowed walk-in vaccinations for people over the age of 18 at more than 40 government vaccination centers since Wednesday across the city. On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 1.09 lakh of vaccinations.
Vaccinations were carried out at more than 1,300 sites in 763 centers in Delhi today.
Issuing the vaccination bulletin, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Atishi said: “More than 1.09 lakh doses of vaccine were administered on Wednesday, including more than 90,000 to people in the age group of 18 to 44 years. With the regular supply of vaccines, the Delhi government is inoculating its youth at a rapid rate. With the fresh stock, Delhi has around 20 days of Covaxin and 9 days of Covishield available. The stock of Covaxin is being used to administer only second doses. ”
The national capital received more than 68,000 doses of Covaxin and around 80,000 doses of Covishield on Wednesday. Ms. Atishi said that 25 percent of Delhi’s population in the 18 to 44 age group have received the first dose of the vaccine.
Delhi recorded eight deaths and 109 new cases of coronavirus infection today as the city’s positivity rate dropped to 0.14 percent, according to data shared by the Health Department. The new deaths have raised the city’s death toll from the disease to 24,948.
Despite the recent drop in daily cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal warned that the chances of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are quite real, stating that his government is preparing on a “war footing” to combat it. However, the city has started to gradually open up as Covid cases continue to decline.