Dakshina Kannada achieves 94.54% success in mega Covid vaccination drive

Source: DHNS | Published on 19th September 2021, 1:11 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada district achieved 94.54% of its target during the mega vaccination drive conducted on Friday.

The drive continued late until night, sources told reporters. Out of 1.50 lakh vaccine doses, a total of 1,41,816 doses of vaccines were administered in the district. A total of 620 vaccination sites were opened during the mega drive in the district, DK Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra K V said.

Of 1,41,816 doses, a total of 69,684 had availed the first dose of vaccine while 72,132 had availed the second dose of vaccines in the district, District Health Officer Dr Kishore Kumar informed.

A total of 70,560 doses of vaccines were administered in Mangaluru taluk, 20,431 doses in Bantwal, 17,530 in Belthangady, 23,135 in Puttur and 10,160 in Sullia taluk. The district administration also had ordered administration of vaccinations in private hospitals for free of cost. 

Currently, the district’s Covid-19 positivity rate is around 1.3%, and the focus is to reduce the percentage further. The case fatality rate also has reduced in the district, the DC said. 

Udupi district administered 50,369 doses of vaccine out of 80,000 target, thus achieving 63% target. Chikkamagaluru district has administered 63,338 doses of vaccines and has achieved 106%.

The target was to administer 60,000 doses.

In Kodagu, 18,452 doses of vaccines were administered out of the target of 20,000, thus achieving 92% success.

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