Nagaland recorded three new fresh COVID-19 positive cases while no deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Of the fresh cases, one each was reported in Dimapur, Kiphire and Wokha, taking the total caseload to 35470. With 1685 new cases being reported in a day, India's total Covid tally climbed to 4,30,16,372, while the death toll stood at 5,16,755 with 83 fatalities.
According to a medical report, over one crore children in the age group of 12-14 years have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday. The vaccination for this age group started on March 16 with Biological E's intramuscular vaccine Corbevax, two doses of which are to be administered 28 days apart.
As of March 1 last year, there were 4.7 crore children aged 12 and 13 years in the country. "Over one crore children between the age group of 12-14 have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccineAs of March 1 last year, there were 4.7 crore children aged 12 and 13 years in the country. "Over one crore children between the age group of 12-14 have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Congratulations to all my young warriors who got vaccinated. Let's continue this momentum!", Mandaviya tweeted.
The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 182.55 crores, according to provisional reports till 7 am. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 last year with Healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers started on February 2 last year.
The next phase of COVID-19 Vaccination commenced on March 1 last year for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified comorbid conditions. India launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1 last year.