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'Patchwork quilt' approach to COVID-19 vaccine rollout frustrates worker groups

India reports over 25k nCoV cases in 24 hrs Covid-19: One new case in managed isolation, no community cases
Bennie Garza | 14 March, 2021, 22:15

Health Ministry has informed that in just 13 days of the current phase over 78 lakh senior citizens and almost 13 lakh 86 thousand people above 45 years with co-morbidities have been administered the first shot of the COVID-19 Vaccine.

According to the health ministry, a total of 2,91,92,547 vaccine doses has been given as per the provisional report till 7 pm today.

Out of which, 12,32,131 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 24,086 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,87,821 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine. Maharashtra reported the highest daily new cases at 9,927.

New Zealand's total number of cases to date is 2067.

The country's active caseload has reached 2,10,544, which constitutes 1.8 per cent of the total infections.

The rise in infections were led by the Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh who accounted for 87.73% of new cases.

The state logged over 15,000 fresh cases on Saturday, for two consecutive days.

While the fourteen States/UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Five states account for 77.44 per cent of the new deaths whereas Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (56) followed by Punjab with 20 daily deaths and Kerala has reported 16 deaths. The Health Ministry has informed that 158 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative toll to 1 lakh 58 thousand 604.

Auckland joined the rest of the country at alert level 1 at midday on Friday, following almost two weeks in alert levels 2 and 3, sparked by the detection of a community case in Papatoetoe, south Auckland.

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