A medic shows Covishield vaccine vials, after the virtual launch of the Covid-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Manipal Hospital in Jaipur, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.
A medic shows Covishield vaccine vials, after the virtual launch of the Covid-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Manipal Hospital in Jaipur, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.(PTI)
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Covid LIVE updates| 447 adverse events reported following immunisation, only 3 required hospitalisation: health ministry

Five states faced trouble on Day 1 of the vaccination drive - Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand but were resolved quickly, the health ministry said.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:51 PM IST

India wrapped up the first day of its inoculation programme on Saturday, with 1,91,181 healthcare beneficiaries receiving Covid-19 vaccines across the country, marking it as a historic vaccination drive to defeat SARS-CoV-2.

Termed as the world's largest vaccination programme, covering the entire length and breadth of India, the drive will first vaccinate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and then reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase.

Maharashtra and Odisha will not carry out the drill today. While Maharashtra's state health department has clarified that no Covid vaccination sessions were planned on January 17 and 18, Odisha government officials said they will pause the vaccination drive for a day to observe beneficiaries who received the first dose.

Five states faced trouble on Day 1 of the vaccination drive - Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand but were resolved quickly, the health ministry said.

Follow all the updates here:

  • JAN 17, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu health secretary takes Covaxin shot

    Tamil Nadu health secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan took the Covaxin shot in Trichy, earlier today. He said that both vaccines were safe and that he was happy with how the stat'es healthcare workers responded to the vaccination process.

  • JAN 17, 2021 10:18 PM IST

    West Bengal records 565 new cases, 12 deaths

    West Bengal reported 565 new cases taking the overall caseload to 5,65,272. The death toll after 12 new fatalities stands at 10,053.

  • JAN 17, 2021 10:16 PM IST

    All Covid-19 vaccine trials related data should be public: Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum

    The Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum said that all data pertaining to the coronavirus vaccine trials should be made public to enable scientists and healthcare workers to make informed choices regarding administration of vaccination.

  • JAN 17, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Delhi govt to take measures to urge more healthcare workers to take Covid vaccine

    The Delhi government said that it will undertake measures like counselling and formal phone calls to raise the percentage of healthcare workers taking the coronavirus vaccine shots.

  • JAN 17, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    Harsh Vardhan to discuss Covid vaccine export with MEA and Dept of Pharmaceuticals

    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will discuss the matters related to the export of the coronavirus vaccines with the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Pharmaceuticals tomorrow.

  • JAN 17, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Rajasthan reports 261 new cases, one death

    Rajasthan reported 261 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 3,15,181. The death toll after one fresh fatality stands at 2,747.

  • JAN 17, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Gujarat records 518 fresh coronavirus cases

    Gujarat on Sunday reported 518 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the total number of infections to 2,55,872, the state health department said, reports PTI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu logs 589 new Covid cases, takes total tally to 8,30,772

    Tamil Nadu reported 589 new Covid-19 cases, 770 discharges, and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours, said State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu. Total cases reach 8,30,772, total discharges at 8,12,568 and death toll of 12,264, reports ANI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Maharashtra logs 3081 new Covid cases

    Maharashtra reports 3081 new Covid-19 cases, 2342 discharges, and 50 deaths today. Total cases reach 19,90,759 with total recoveries at 18,86,469, death toll at 50,738 and 52,653 active cases, reports ANI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    447 adverse events reported following Covid-19 immunisation, only 3 required hospitalisation, says health ministry

  • JAN 17, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    India vaccinated 2,07,229 people on Day 1 of vaccination drive, highest in the world

  • JAN 17, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    UK plans to vaccinate all adults with first dose by September

    The UK government plans to offer a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation’s health service battles the worst crisis in its 72-year-history, reports AP.

  • JAN 17, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    Kerala logs 5005 fresh Covid cases, takes active caseload to 68,991

    5005 new Covid-19 cases, 4408 recoveries, and 21 deaths reported in Kerala today. The total numbers of active and recovered cases in the state are 68,991 and 7,75,176 respectively, reports ANI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    Over 500 Covid positive women delivered babies in Delhi's LNJP since March

    More than 500 pregnant women have delivered babies while being treated for coronavirus infection at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) in Delhi since March last year when it was declared a dedicated Covid-19 facility, officials said, reports PTI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh records 161 fresh Covid-19 cases

    Andhra Pradesh reported 161 fresh Covid-19 cases, 251 recoveries and one death in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday. Chittoor district reported the highest 52 cases while Kadapa logged zero in a day, reports PTI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    Congress leader says, PM Modi should have taken Covid vaccine shot on Day 1 of drive

    Senior Congress leader and former UP legislator Pradeep Mathur on Sunday said it would have been better had Prime Minister Narendra Modi taken the coronavirus vaccine shot on the first day of the inoculation drive, thereby injecting confidence among people, reports PTI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    Delhi records 246 new coronavirus cases, 8 deaths in last 24 hours

    Delhi reported 246 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital to 6,32,429, said the Delhi health department on Sunday, reports ANI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Thailand records 374 new Covid cases, mostly among migrant workers

    Thailand on Sunday confirmed 374 new Covid-19 cases, mostly detected among migrant workers, according to the Center for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), reports ANI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    Puducherry logs 35 new Covid-19 cases

    The union territory of Puducherry logged 35 new Covid-19 cases taking the overall tally to38,646, a top Health Department official said on Sunday, reports PTI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    Odisha registers 183 new cases of coronavirus

    Odisha's Covid-19 tally on Sunday mounted to 3,33,310 after 183 more people tested positive for the virus, while a fresh fatality pushed the death toll to 1,900, a health department official said, reports PTI.

  • JAN 17, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    South Korea reports 520 more Covid-19 cases, 72,340 in total

    South Korea reported 520 more cases of Covid-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 72,340.

    The daily caseload stayed below 600 for seven straight days, after recording 451 on Monday.

  • JAN 17, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    Los Angeles Covid-19 cases top 1 million as outbreak worsens

    The Greater Los Angeles area has surpassed 1 million confirmed Covid-19 cases, though county scientists estimate actual infections are three times higher.

    The milestone means one in 10 people in LA County has tested positive at some point in the outbreak.

    The health department reported 14,669 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to just over 1 million. The county also added 253 new deaths, for a total of 13,741.

  • JAN 17, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    Highest number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in UP on first day of inoculation

    Of the 1.91 lakh beneficiaries administered Covid-19 vaccine shots on the first day of the countrywide vaccination drive, the highest number of inoculations were carried out in Uttar Pradesh with 21291 people taking the jab.

    The first Covid-19 vaccine shots in India were given on Saturday.

  • JAN 17, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    China reports 109 new Covid-19 cases to keep concerns simmering before Lunar New Year

    Worries simmered in mainland China about a potential fresh wave of coronavirus cases ahead of the Lunar New Year next month as authorities on Sunday reported 109 new Covid-19 cases, most of them in Hebei province surrounding Beijing.

    Though the January 16 tally of new cases was less than the previous day's 130, China has in the past week seen the number of daily cases jump to an over 10-month high.

  • JAN 17, 2021 10:36 AM IST

    Thailand reports 374 coronavirus cases, no new deaths

    Thailand reported 374 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking its total infections to 12,054.

    No death was reported, while 10 of the new cases were imported from abroad, Thailand's Covid-19 taskforce said at a briefing. Thailand has recorded 70 coronavirus-related deaths since a year ago.

  • JAN 17, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Active cases in India at 2,08,826

    India's active Covid-19 cases stand at 2,08,826, while 1,01,96,885 people have recovered so far: Union health ministry

  • JAN 17, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    No halt in Covid-19 vaccination sessions, drive to resume from next week: Maharashtra

    Amid reports of a halt in vaccination drive for two days due to glitch in Co-WIN app, the Maharashtra Health Department said that no Covid-19 vaccination sessions were planned on January 17-18 and they will continue from the next week as per the Central government's guidelines.

    "No Covid vaccination sessions were planned on Sunday 17th or Monday 18th January. So the question of cancellation does not arise. Covid vaccination sessions will be organised in the next week as per GOI guidelines," the health department said.

  • JAN 17, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    15,144 new cases push infection tally to 10,557,985

    With 15,144 new cases recorded in 24 hours, India's Covid-19 infection tally goes up to 10,557,985; 181 fresh deaths takes toll to 152,274.

  • JAN 17, 2021 08:42 AM IST

    Covid-19 vaccination drive was successful on Day 1, says Union health ministry

    India's mammoth vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) was successful, the Union health ministry said on Saturday, with 191,181 people given the shot during the first day of the programme. An official of the health ministry said no one hospitalised after being given the Covid-19 vaccine.

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