Delhi achieves 100% vaccination of eligible population with first dose

The National Capital of Delhi has achieved 100 per cent vaccination of the first dose to all the eligible people, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

Kejriwal thanked doctors, ANMs, teachers, ASHAs, CDVs and all other frontline workers on this achievement. “Congratulations to DMs, CDMOs, DIOs and all district functionaries,” he added.

This comes as the city has been showing early signs of a fresh wave, while the cases of Omicron rises. On Thursday, Delhi recorded 118 fresh Covid cases, and one death, while the positivity rate stood at 0.13 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.

On Wednesday, the city had logged 125 cases of infections, the highest since June 22, while no death due to the coronavirus infection was recorded, as per official figures.

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According to a report, there has been an increase of 96.7 per cent of Covid-19 patients in Delhi in the last seven days of this month. From December 9 to 15, the administration detected 362 cases and between December 16 to 22, there were 712 patients of the viral disease, a report by HT’s sister site Livehindustan said citing data from the health department.

(With inputs from agencies)

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