44% of the total number of vaccinations is the first dose given to health workers, while 24% is the second dose.
COVID-19 vaccination in Karnataka violated the 10-lakh mark and touched 10,57,677 on Tuesday. This number includes vaccinations of healthcare and frontline workers, besides senior citizens, and combinability for those above 45 years of age.
While 44% of the total vaccinations are the first dose given to health workers, 24% are the second dose. Border walkers contribute about 16% of the total vaccination.
Although spontaneity is a major part of total immunization for health workers, the hesitation of the vaccine in this group presents a major challenge. However, this hesitation turned into an eagerness to vaccinate when vaccinations were done for senior citizens and people over 45 years of age from 1 March.
To cater to this crowd, the state health department initially started vaccination centers in all district and taluk hospitals besides two private hospitals in every district and 18 hospitals in Bengaluru expanded the program and 3,000 in the second week itself Establishment of vaccination centers in facilities. .
Since March 1, 1,37,548 senior citizens have been vaccinated in the state.
On Tuesday, 2,6385 seniors and 4,814 people above the age of 45 joined with Combidities. Cumulatively, Bengaluru urban recorded the highest numbers in both these categories – 55,408 and 6,888.
A total of 4,67,666 healthcare workers and 1,69,135 frontline workers have taken the first dose of vaccination so far. 2,56,404 healthcare workers have taken the second dose.
590 cases, 6 deaths
Karnataka on Tuesday registered 590 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 9,56,041. Of these, 363 cases are from Bengaluru urban alone. With six deaths, the toll rose to 12,373. This is in addition to 19 deaths of patients due to COVID-19 causes.
On Tuesday, 366 people were discharged, taking the total recovery to 9,36,616. Of the remaining 7,033 active patients, 115 are being monitored in the ICU. While the positivity rate for the day was 0.88%, the case fatality rate (CFR) touched 1.01%.
There were 66,426 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, including 61,779 RT-PCR tests. With this, the total number of trials increased to 1,94,27,973.