Breaching the landmark of administering 10 crore Covid vaccine doses on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh is well on its way to vaccinate the entire adult population soon. Revealing the latest feat, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attributed its success to the health workers and citizens of the state.
Taking to Twitter, Yogi posted, “It is the result of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s guidance and the tireless efforts of UP government that the state has delivered more than 10 crore vaccine doses against COVID-19. This achievement is dedicated to the committed health workers and disciplined citizens. You should also get a 'Teeka Jeet Ka’.”
Despite being the most populous state in the country, UP achieved this significant milestone in less time and has been administering vaccines faster than not only other leading states of the country but also some nations of the world.
As per official estimates based on census and electoral data, around 15 crore people are to be vaccinated in Uttar Pradesh. Of these, over 8.15 crore have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine which is about 54.33 per cent of the eligible population, while over 1.85 crore people are fully vaccinated in the state.
Uttar Pradesh took almost 100 days to touch the figure of one crore vaccination and then took 45 more days to cross the two-crore mark. For touching the 5-crore mark, the state took another 59 days and then took only 14 days to reach the 6-crore mark. The 7-crore mark was reached in the next 11 days on August 28. The 8-crore mark was achieved in the next nine days on September 7 and crossed the landmark of administering nine crore vaccine doses on September 15. The state achieved the major landmark of 10-crore by 2 pm on September 25.
Officials attributed the mega achievement in vaccination to ASHA activists, Anganwadi workers and women’s self-help-groups (SHGs).
Indicating that the deadly second wave of COVID-19 outbreak was almost harnessed, only 14 persons tested positive out of a total of 2.15 lakh samples tested in the last 24 hours and another 26 COVID-19 patients recovered from the infection. The active caseload in the state has reduced to just 177 from a high of 3.10 lakh in April, pushing the recovery rate up to a remarkable 98.8 per cent.
As many as 30 districts have no active COVID-19 case and they include Amethi, Amroha, Auraiya, Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Baghpat, Ballia, Banda, Bahraich, Bijnor, Farrukhabad, Gonda, Hamirpur, Hapur, Hardoi, Hathras, Kanpur Dehat, Kasganj, Mahoba, Mirzapur, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Pilibhit, Rampur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Shahjahanpur, Shamli, Shravasti, Sitapur and Sonbhadra.